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Chesterfield in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

CCC Camp Site

 
 
CCC Camp Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
1. CCC Camp Site Marker
Inscription. This is the site of the former camp of two Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) companies and a Works Progress Administration (WPA) work force of 300 men who constructed the recreation area along Swift Creek from the spring of 1935 to the summer of 1937. Their work included construction of three group camps, CCC barracks, maintenance buildings, water and sewer facilities, toilets, picnic shelters, camping grounds, foot trails, a day use area, amphitheater, kiln, blacksmith shop and three dams, one of which created Swift Creek Lake. All of these facilities, except Group Camp 7, the CCC barracks and the blacksmith shop remain in some form today.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 37° 22.27′ N, 77° 34.746′ W. Marker is in Chesterfield, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from State Park Road 0.2 miles north of State Park Road (Virginia Route 780). Click for map. This marker is located within Pocahontas State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Chesterfield VA 23832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps - Company 2386 (within shouting distance of this marker);
CCC Camp Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
2. CCC Camp Site Marker
Pocahontas State Park (approx. half a mile away); Dividends for the Future (approx. 1.1 miles away); Apostles of Religious Liberty (approx. 4 miles away); Chesterfield Court House (approx. 4 miles away); Chesterfield County Courthouse (approx. 4 miles away); Magnolia Grange (approx. 4 miles away); Eleazar Clay (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chesterfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pocahontas State Park. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. CCC Museum at Pocahontas State Park. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Friends of Pocahontas State Park. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyCharity & Public WorkGovernmentHorticulture & Forestry
 
CCC Camp SP-24 Beach, Virginia image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
3. CCC Camp SP-24 Beach, Virginia
This Civilian Conservation Corps camp bell, active between 1935-1942, warned the men by ringing out all cases of emergency. Today it stands to warn us of our need to protect the park land.
CCC Camp Alarm Bell image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
4. CCC Camp Alarm Bell
CCC Water Tower image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
5. CCC Water Tower
CCC Camp Exhibit image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
6. CCC Camp Exhibit
CCC Museum at Pocahontas State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
7. CCC Museum at Pocahontas State Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,339 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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