Spartanburg in Spartanburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Welcome to Croft State Natural Area
Croft State Natural Area covers 7,054 acres and was originally purchased by the State of South Carolina in 1949. It had been part of a 19,034-acre tract that served as a U.S. Army Infantry Replacement Training Center known as Camp Croft during World War II. Croft State Natural Area is now maintained as a special resource park because of its role as a large expanse of mostly undeveloped green space in the growing Spartanburg metropolitan area. Recreational activities include camping, fishing and picnicking as well as trails for hiking, mountain bikes and horseback riding.
South Carolina State Park Service Mission
To encourage people to discover South Carolina's state parks by providing resource-based recreational and educational opportunities that emphasize the conservation, protection and interpretation of the state's natural and cultural resources.
Croft State Natural Area Mission Statement
To preserve and protect significant natural and cultural features while promoting stewardship through educational services and scientific studies designed to interpret the resources of the park.
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
Location. 34° 51.733′ N, 81° Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spartanburg SC 29302, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calvary Church / Glenn Springs (approx. 3.2 miles away); Camp Croft (approx. 3.9 miles away); Battle of Cedar Spring (approx. 4 miles away); Welcome to Glendale Shoals (approx. 5.5 miles away); Early Iron Works (approx. 5.6 miles away); Pacolet River Heritage Preserve (approx. 5.7 miles away); Marysville School (approx. 6 miles away); Emmanuel Baptist Church Veterans Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away); Spartanburg Confederate War Monument (approx. 6.6 miles away); Spartanburg County War Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spartanburg.
Also see . . .
1. Croft State Natural Area. Croft State Natural Area is a big park with lots to do. (Submitted on May 28, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Camp Croft, South Carolina - US Army Infantry Replacement Training Center. This site is dedicated to Camp Croft, a WWII Army Infantry Replacement Center located near Spartanburg, S.C. (Submitted on May 28, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Camp Croft. The former Camp Croft, Spartanburg SC, (Submitted on May 28, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. World War II Camp Croft Photographs of Joseph Peter Pizzimenti. These pictures of Camp Croft were taken by Joseph Peter Pizzimenti who was from Detroit, Michigan. (Submitted on May 29, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
5. Camp Croft. The construction and operation of Camp Croft brought major changes to the Spartanburg and Pacolet area. (Submitted on May 29, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
6. Barnett Cemetery in Camp Croft State Park. On the afternoon of August 2nd, 1997, a number of the descendants of Micajah and Joroyal gathered together at the Barnett Cemetery in Camp Croft to dedicate these stones; this followed the annual Reunion of those descendants at Quincy's, on Reidville Road, near Spartanburg. (Submitted on May 29, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
7. Barnett Family Cemetery - About 1803. Located on the main road into the Croft State Natural Area. (Submitted on May 29, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Camp Croft Cemeteries
There are several cemeteries in camp Croft State Nature
— Submitted May 29, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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