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Green Bay in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

CCC Company 1390

Camp Gallion

 
 
CCC Company 1390 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. CCC Company 1390 Marker
Inscription. A short distance west is the site of Camp Gallion, home from 1933 to 1941 of Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1390. This all-African American company performed extensive work in the present-day Prince Edward-Gallion State Forest. Company 1390 built five forest-fire lookout towers, 94 miles of forest-fire lanes, 62 miles of truck trails, 33 bridges, and both Goodwin and Prince Edward Lakes, now the centerpieces of Twin Lakes State Park. The men also thinned 500 acres of forest, planted 4,500 trees, and performed 3,142 hours of fire-fighting duty. In addition, the company conducted an education program to reduce illiteracy among its members.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number M 29.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 37° 8.161′ N, 78° 18.697′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is at the intersection of Patrick Henry Highway (U.S. 360) and Tower Road (County Route 623), on the right when traveling west on Patrick Henry Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay VA 23942, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker
Patrick Henry Hwy & Tower Rd (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
2. Patrick Henry Hwy & Tower Rd (facing west)
, measured as the crow flies. Blanche Kelso Bruce (here, next to this marker); St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Christian Day School (approx. 3.1 miles away); Meherrin Station (approx. 3.8 miles away); Prince Edward State Park for Negroes (approx. 4.1 miles away); Prince Edward County / Nottoway County (approx. 5.2 miles away); Burkeville (approx. 7 miles away); Burkeville Junction (approx. 7 miles away); a different marker also named Burkeville Junction (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. A Journey through Black History at Twin Lakes State Park. Virginia Outdoors (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Twin Lakes State Park (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducationHorticulture & ForestryMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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