Careyville in Campbell County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Civilian Conservation Corps and Cove Lake State Park
Men of the CCC know that, feeling well. The Civilian Conservation Corps was launched April 5, 1933, as a move to alleviate distress caused by unemployment through the establishment of a chain of camps where young men would work on forest and park conservation projects and soil erosion on farms. Under the management of Army personnel, they were paid $30 per month of which $25 was sent home. They also received housing, food, medical and dental care, as well as education benefits.
The young men of the CCC who served in this area and 76 other CCC Camps throughout Tennessee are part of the “CCC” legacy in Tennessee. We hope these historical monuments will promote among Tennesseans and the nation an understanding and appreciation for the work the CCC did and the philosophy of conserving our natural and cultural resources. In our nine year existence, we labored to beautify your land and we pass it into your hands. he preservation of this country will remain
Dedicated July 28, 1990
to the honor and memory of
the three million members who served in
the Civilian Conservation Corps
Tennessee National Association of
Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni
Company 4493, Camp TVA-P-1, before being occupied by the Fourth Corp area men, was originally Company 284, a Second Corp Company. This company worked under the Forest Service and was designated as Camp TVA-8. In October 1934, The National Park Service took over the camp under the project of Camp TVA-P-1 and began work on Norris Park.
In August 1935, upon the movement to the west of all local Second Corps area companies, the New York and New Jersey men were replaced by men from Tennessee.
Beginning July 1, 1937 the camp designation became SP-9 and work started on the development of a new park fronting Norris Lake at Caryville, Tennessee, to be known as Fork Mountain Park. Later the park name was changed to Cove Lake State Park.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these Charity & Public Work • Environment. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 5, 1933.
Location. 36° 18.541′ N, 84° 12.693′ W. Marker is in Careyville, Tennessee, in Campbell County. Marker is on Cove Lake Lane, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located in Cove Lake State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Caryville TN 37714, 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. Stone Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indian Mounds (approx. 0.3 miles away); Campbell County War Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ghosts of Convict Miners (approx. 7 miles away); Fort Anderson (approx. 7 miles away); Why Miners Fought (approx. 7 miles away); Coal Creek War (approx. 7 miles away); Convict Lease System (approx. 7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Civilian Conservation Corps. (Submitted on February 27, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Cove Lake State Park. (Submitted on February 27, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 27, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.