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Near Elkton in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Civilian Conservation Corps

 
 
Civilian Conservation Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
1. Civilian Conservation Corps Marker
Inscription. During the 1930's, CCC Camp NP-3, Company 310, Camp Nira was placed near the abandoned road across the Skyline Drive, 1/4 mile, to the south.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 38° 23.827′ N, 78° 30.472′ W. Marker is near Elkton, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Skyline Drive, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the Baldface Mountain Overlook in Shenandoah National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Elkton VA 22827, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greene County / Rockingham County (approx. 3.4 miles away); Alexander Spotswood Discovers the Valley of the Shenandoah (approx. 3.5 miles away); “Sic Juvat Transcendere Montes” (approx. 3.5 miles away); Knights of the Golden Horseshoe (approx. 3.5 miles away); Pleasure and Joy (approx. 5.2 miles away); Miller-Argabright-Cover-Kite House (approx. 5.9 miles away); Jennings House (approx. 6.2 miles away); First Settler (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elkton.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Baldface Mountain Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
2. Baldface Mountain Overlook
Elkton can be seen in the background.
Part of the Abandoned Road near the Site of the Camp image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
3. Part of the Abandoned Road near the Site of the Camp
Shenandoah's Deer image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
4. Shenandoah's Deer
Nearby informational marker. It is hard to believe today but in 1926 there were NO deer in the park. Thirteen white tail deer were released in the park that year. By the 1990's the estimated population had grown to number above 5,000.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 658 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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