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Near Weches in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Weches CCC Camp

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
1. Weches CCC Camp Marker
Inscription.  Weches Camp P-58-T was established by the Federal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) on June 19, 1933. Manned by Company 888, the Weches camp was the first CCC camp established in Houston County. It contained barracks, a mess hall, recreation area, post office and medical infirmary. Camp enrollees helped restore and develop the Davy Crockett National Forest and the Historic 118-acre San Francisco Mission State Forest. They planted trees, built roads, developed park facilities and erected log structures and fire observation towers. The camp closed in November 1935.
 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7021.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 31° 32.143′ N, 95° 14.489′ W. Marker is near Weches, Texas, in Houston County. Marker is on State Highway 21 0.9 miles west of County Road 1580, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grapeland TX 75844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mission San Francisco de Los Tejas
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By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
2. Weches CCC Camp Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mission San Francisco de los Tejas (approx. 0.9 miles away); Community of Weches (approx. one mile away); Glover School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Pine Springs Campground (approx. 5 miles away); Mission Santissimo Nombre de Maria (approx. 5.1 miles away); Site of Neches Indian Village (was approx. 6.6 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weches.
 
Also see . . .  Civilian Conservation Corps - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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