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

Recreational Center of Front Royal

 
 
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By Linda Walcroft, September 2008
1. Recreational Center of Front Royal Marker
Inscription.  William E. Carson (1870-1942), the first chairman of Virginia State Commission on Conservation and Development, a local resident, spearheaded the development of the recreational center for use by the people and visitors of Front Royal and Warren County. In 1935, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began designing and developing the center's facilities, including the golf course and a rustic clubhouse that once stood nearby. The park opened to the public in 1938. Carson and his wife, Agnes H. Carson, donated the land for the park and dedicated it to the memory of their only son, William E. Carson, Jr. who died in 1925.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational AreasSports. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 🏞️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 57.833′ N, 78° 11.123′ W. Marker is in Front Royal
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By Forest McDermott, June 20, 2011
2. Recreational Center of Front Royal Marker
Marker was moved a few months ago about 150 yards, southeast of its original location on Route 522/340. It is now closer to the entrance to the Golf course and north of the Lowe's Home Improvement Center.
, Virginia, in Warren County. Marker is on Country Club Road (County Route 655) near Winchester Road (U.S. 340), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 580 Country Club Road, Front Royal VA 22630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Front Royal (approx. 1.1 miles away); Execution of Mosby’s Men (approx. 1.1 miles away); Guard Hill Engagement (approx. 1.1 miles away); The McKay Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Guard Hill (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Bridges (approx. 1.6 miles away); Richardson’s Hill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fairview (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Front Royal.
 
More about this marker. At the time this marker was submitted to HMdb.org the marker was located at 9219 Winchester Road Front Royal but was recently moved to this location. The GPS coordinates shown are for the new location.
 
Regarding Recreational Center of Front Royal. Now called the Front Royal Golf Club, the Recreational Center is located at the end of Country Club Road next to the Shenandoah River. Some of the park's facilities including a swimming pool were destroyed by flooding in 1996.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Additional keywords. Golf, Recreation
 
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By Linda Walcroft, October 1, 2008
3. Front Royal Golf Club
The plaque on the stone says: "This park is a memorial to William E. Carson, Jr." and a tag underneath it says "This tablet was erected by the Board of Managers."
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By Linda Walcroft, September 2008
4. Recreational Center of Front Royal Marker
Marker as seen at its original location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,489 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 4, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on June 20, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on October 4, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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