Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Barracks in the Woods
Look around and you'll notice lumps in the terrain. These overgrown foundations are all that's left of wooden barracks that once housed the men who built this park.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began work here in 1935, transporting men from Cleveland until onsite housing was constructed in 1937. The camps, called "S90," completed Paris Mountain State Park and moved on to other projects, abandoning this site in 1940.
Soon thereafter, American entered World War II and many CCC men joined the armed forces. Their time in communities like Camp S90 had prepared them well for life in the military.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
Location. 34° 55.867′ N, 82° 22.917′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker can be reached from State Park Road. Marker is on the grounds of Paris Mountain State Park. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sulphur Spring (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Original Water Filter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bull's Eye! (approx. half a mile away); Getting Water from Here to There (approx. 0.6 miles away); Open to the Sky (approx. 0.7 miles away); "Mom, Can I Have a Nickel?" (approx. ¾ mile away); Come On In, the Water's Fine! (approx. ¾ mile away); New Life for Old Bathhouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Welcome to Paris Mountain State Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); The "Pearis" of "Paris" Mountain (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
More about this marker. It is the 8th marker in the park's Wayside Marker's Trail.
Also see . . .
1. Paris Mountain State Park. Paris Mountain State Park is a park located north of Greenville, South Carolina. (Submitted on June 27, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Paris Mountain State Park Historic District. Paris Mountain is significant for its association with the establishment and development of a system of state parks in South Carolina. (Submitted on June 27, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Civilian Conservation Corps(Submitted on June 27, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,353 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.