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Near Scottsburg in Halifax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Staunton River State Park

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
1. Staunton River State Park Marker
Inscription.  Staunton River State Park, about nine miles southeast of here, opened on 15 June 1936. One of Virginia's six original state parks, it was planned by the Virginia Commission on Conservation and Development in consultation with the National Park Service. Members of the federal Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal program created to employ young men during the Great Depression, arrived in 1933 and built roadways, trails, cabins, picnic areas, and other facilities before leaving in 1938. The park, located at the confluence of the Dan and Staunton (Roanoke) Rivers, was reduced by about 300 acres with the completion of Bugs Island Lake in 1953.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number U-48.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 🏞️ series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 15, 1936.
 
Location. 36° 46.842′ N, 78° 48.81′ 
Staunton River State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
2. Staunton River State Park Marker
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W. Marker is near Scottsburg, Virginia, in Halifax County. Marker is on James D Hagood Highway (U.S. 360) 0.1 miles north of Bethel Road (Virginia Route 360), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7185 James D Hagood Hwy, Scottsburg VA 24589, 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. Nathaniel Terry's Grave (approx. 2.8 miles away); Henrietta Lacks (approx. 5 miles away); Mary M. Bethune High School (approx. 6.1 miles away); Halifax Court House (approx. 6.4 miles away); Halifax County War Memorial (approx. 6˝ miles away); Halifax County Confederate Monument (approx. 6˝ miles away); History of Halifax (approx. 6˝ miles away); Minister Who Married Lincoln (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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