Syria in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
National Park Service CCC Camps
Camp Fechner, near here, was named in honor of Robert Fechner, first Director of the Corps. It was also the third CCC camp in the nation. Enrollees helped with dozens of conservation projects in Shenandoah.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 38° 31.098′ N, 78° 26.159′ W. Marker is in Syria, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is on Skyline Drive, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the Big Meadows/Byrd Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Syria VA 22743, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iron Mike (within shouting distance of this marker); Skyline Drive Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. ¼ mile away); Dark Hollow (approx. 0.3 miles away); Getting to know the air you breathe! Big Meadows Lodge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jackson's Last Mountain Crossing (approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Stonewall Jackson's Marches (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Syria.
Also see . . . Civilian Conservation Corps. As the park service page states, Shenandoah probably wouldn't exist in its form today without the work of the CCC. (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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