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

Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2359

 
 
Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2359 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, October 4, 2009
1. Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2359 Marker
Inscription. This is the site of Camp P-82, CCC Company 2359, Mineral Virginia. The camp was established in 1934 and provided work for more than two hundred young men during the depths of the Great Depression. Their responsibilities included clearing forest trails, fighting fires, and improving the area’s roads. In 1937, Camp 2359 built the 102-foot fire tower on Route 33. The tower was listed in the National Historic Lookout Register in 1994. The camp disbanded in 1942 after World War II began.
 
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-216.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 38° 1.455′ N, 77° 56.357′ W. Marker is in Mineral, Virginia, in Louisa County. Marker is on Davis Highway (Virginia Route 22) 0.3 miles west of Onionville Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mineral VA 23117, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richardson and Morton Schools (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hugh Hammond Bennett (1881-1960) (approx. 3.2 miles away); Historic Louisa
Wide view of the Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2359 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, October 4, 2009
2. Wide view of the Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2359 Marker
(approx. 3.3 miles away); John Mercer Langston Birthplace (approx. 3½ miles away); Patrick Henry's Home (approx. 3½ miles away); Louisa Court House (approx. 3½ miles away); First Contact (approx. 3.8 miles away); Oakland Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyCharity & Public Work
 
The CCCC-built Fire Tower (1937) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 1, 2010
3. The CCCC-built Fire Tower (1937)
Located at the Virginia Department of Forestry office in Louisa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 604 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 1, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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