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Near Elkton in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Civilian Conservation Corps

 
 
Civilian Conservation Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
1. Civilian Conservation Corps Marker
Inscription.  During the 1930's, CCC Camp NP-3, Company 310, Camp Nira was placed near the abandoned road across the Skyline Drive, 1/4 mile, to the south.
 
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 series list.
 
Location. 38° 23.827′ N, 78° 30.472′ W. Marker is near Elkton, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Skyline Drive, on the left when traveling south. Located at the Baldface Mountain Overlook in Shenandoah National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkton VA 22827, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewis Mountain Dilemma (approx. 3.1 miles away); Greene County / Rockingham County (approx. 3.4 miles away); Alexander Spotswood Discovers the Valley of the Shenandoah (approx. 3˝ miles away); “Sic Juvat Transcendere Montes” (approx. 3˝ miles away); Knights of the Golden Horseshoe (approx. 3˝ miles away); Newtown (East Elkton) School
Baldface Mountain Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
2. Baldface Mountain Overlook
Elkton can be seen in the background.
(approx. 5.1 miles away); Pleasure and Joy (approx. 5.2 miles away); Miller-Argabright-Cover-Kite House (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
 
Part of the Abandoned Road near the Site of the Camp image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
3. Part of the Abandoned Road near the Site of the Camp
Shenandoah's Deer image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
4. Shenandoah's Deer
Nearby informational marker. It is hard to believe today but in 1926 there were NO deer in the park. Thirteen white tail deer were released in the park that year. By the 1990's the estimated population had grown to number above 5,000.
 
 
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 771 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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