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The CCC in York County / Tom Johnston Camp, (SCS#10), CCC

 
 
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Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, November 25, 2009
1. The CCC in York County Face of Marker
Inscription.  
The CCC in York County
One of the most successful of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), created in 1933. It gave many young men and World War veterans jobs planting trees, fighting forest fires and soil erosion, and building state and national parks. Almost 50,000 men served in S.C. between 1933 and 1942. York County included three CCC camps: Kings Mountain, York, and here at Ebenezer.

Tom Johnston Camp, (SCS#10), CCC
Young men, most of them between 17 and 25, lived in camps commanded by U.S. Army officers. The CCC camp here, described as "a busy little city," was named for Thomas L. Johnston, Rock Hill banker and farmer. It opened on August 19, 1935 and specialized in soil conservation. Its 250 men also participated in many educational, vocational, and recreational activities as well. The camp closed on July 27, 1942.
 
Erected 2005 by Rock Hill Civitans and the York County Culture and Heritage Museums. (Marker Number 46-35.)
 
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these topic lists: AgricultureCharity & Public WorkHorticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1893.
 
Location. 34° 57.372′ N, 81° 3.12′ W. Marker is in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in York County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Herlong Avenue and Piedmont Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 South Herlong Avenue, Rock Hill SC 29732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ebenezer (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town of Ebenezer (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ebenezer Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Home of Winthrop College (approx. 1˝ miles away); Columbia Seminary Chapel (approx. 1.6 miles away); McCorkle-Fewell-Long House / Oakland (approx. 1.9 miles away); President's House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Jefferson Davis' Flight (approx. 1.9 miles away); Oakland Avenue Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Armstrong-Mauldin House (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Hill.
 
Tom Johnston Camp Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, November 25, 2009
2. Tom Johnston Camp Face of Marker
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sectionhead>More about this marker. Marker is in front of Piedmont Medical Center’s front entrance and is not easily seen from the roadway.
 
Also see . . .  Civilian Conservation Corps. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program for unemployed men, providing vocational training through the performance of useful work related to conservation and development of natural resources in the United States from 1933 to 1942. (Submitted on January 30, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional keywords. New Deal
 
The CCC in York County / Tom Johnston Camp, (SCS#10), CCC Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, November 25, 2009
3. The CCC in York County / Tom Johnston Camp, (SCS#10), CCC Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,363 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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