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Near Cordele in Crisp County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Group Camp

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
1. Veterans of Foreign Wars Group Camp Marker
Inscription. In 1952, the V.F.W. opened Camp Safety Patrol. Here, with the cooperation of the Department of Public Safety, over 72,000 youths camped and learned school safety practices. The V.F.W. made improvements, built facilities and obtained equipment for the camp. On August 15, 1979, the V.F.W. donated all improvements, equipment and facilities to the Department of Natural Resources. Hereafter the camp will be operated as a residential group camp as an integral part of Veterans Memorial State Park. It is officially named Veterans of Foreign Wars Group Camp.
 
Location. 31° 57.246′ N, 83° 54.966′ W. Marker is near Cordele, Georgia, in Crisp County. Marker is on Clay Pit Road 0.1 miles south of Georgia Veterans Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is located in Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park (fee required), at the entrance to the Lake Blackshear Golf Club and Resort, built on the site of the VFW Group Camp and Camp Safety Patrol. Marker is in this post office area: Cordele GA 31015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park (a few steps from this marker); Spanish-Indian Battle (approx. half a mile away); The William Adkinsí Live Oak Tree
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By David Seibert, March 13, 2007
2. Veterans of Foreign Wars Group Camp Marker
(approx. 5.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Blackshear Trail (approx. 5.7 miles away); Fort Early (approx. 6.6 miles away); Crisp County (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Luther Story Bridge (approx. 8 miles away); De Soto Trail (approx. 8.1 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Cordele.
 
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Veterans of Foreign Wars Group Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 13, 2007
3. Veterans of Foreign Wars Group Camp Marker
 
 
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