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Near Front Royal in Warren County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William E. Carson

 
 
William E. Carson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2007
1. William E. Carson Marker
Inscription. William E. Carson, of Riverton, was the first chairman of the Virginia Conservation Commission, 1926-34. As such he was a pioneer and leading spirit in the establishment of the Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive; The Colonial National Historical Park; The state parks, and the state system of historical markers.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number JD 2.)
 
Location. 38° 54.416′ N, 78° 12.058′ W. Marker is near Front Royal, Virginia, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Stonewall Jackson Highway (U.S. 340) and Skyline Drive, on the right when traveling south on Stonewall Jackson Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Front Royal VA 22630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Belle Boyd (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prospect Hill Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Mosby's Men (approx. 0.6 miles away); Warren County High School and Massive Resistance (approx. 0.7 miles away); Warren County Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Warren County Courthouse
William E. Carson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2007
2. William E. Carson Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Warren County 9/11 Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Warren County World War I & II Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Front Royal.
 
Also see . . .  William E. Carson - Cornelius Amory Pugsley Silver Medal Award, 1934. (Submitted on November 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEnvironmentNotable Persons
 
Shenandoah National Park image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2007
3. Shenandoah National Park
A view of Front Royal from the Skyline Drive at the north end of the Shenandoah National Park. Carson's efforts helped to preserve views such as this for future generations.
Blue Ridge Mountains image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 30, 2007
4. Blue Ridge Mountains
Taken from the Skyline Drive.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,310 times since then and 25 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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