Syria in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
National Park Service CCC Camps
Camp Fechner, near here, was named in honor of Robert Fechner, first Director of the Corps. It was also the third CCC camp in the nation. Enrollees helped with dozens of conservation projects in Shenandoah.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 🏞️ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. 38° 31.098′ N, 78° 26.159′ W. Marker is in Syria, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is on Skyline Drive, on the left when traveling south. Located at the Big Meadows/Byrd Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Syria VA 22743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iron Mike (within shouting distance of this marker); Skyline Drive Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civilian Conservation CorpsDark Hollow (approx. 0.3 miles away); Getting to know the air you breathe! (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mountain Contrast (approx. 0.4 miles away); Big Meadows Lodge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stonewall Jackson's Marches (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Syria.
Also see . . . Civilian Conservation Corps. As the park service page states, Shenandoah probably wouldn't exist in its form today without the work of the CCC. (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,145 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.