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CCC Camp Site

 
 
CCC Camp Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
1. CCC Camp Site Marker
Inscription.  This is the site of the former camp of two Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) companies and a Works Progress Administration (WPA) work force of 300 men who constructed the recreation area along Swift Creek from the spring of 1935 to the summer of 1937. Their work included construction of three group camps, CCC barracks, maintenance buildings, water and sewer facilities, toilets, picnic shelters, camping grounds, foot trails, a day use area, amphitheater, kiln, blacksmith shop and three dams, one of which created Swift Creek Lake. All of these facilities, except Group Camp 7, the CCC barracks and the blacksmith shop remain in some form today.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkHorticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. 37° 22.27′ N, 77° 34.746′ W. Marker is in Chesterfield, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from State Park Road
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, 0.2 miles north of State Park Road (Virginia Route 780). This marker is located within Pocahontas State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chesterfield VA 23832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps - Company 2386 (within shouting distance of this marker); Pocahontas State Park (approx. half a mile away); Dividends for the Future (approx. 1.1 miles away); Apostles of Religious Liberty (approx. 4 miles away); 1917 Courthouse (approx. 4 miles away); Chesterfield Court House (approx. 4 miles away); Veterans Memorial Wall (approx. 4 miles away); Chesterfield County Courthouse (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesterfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pocahontas State Park. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. CCC Museum at Pocahontas State Park. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

3. Friends of Pocahontas State Park. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
Additional keywords. New Deal
 
CCC Camp Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
2. CCC Camp Site Marker
CCC Camp SP-24 Beach, Virginia image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
3. CCC Camp SP-24 Beach, Virginia
This Civilian Conservation Corps camp bell, active between 1935-1942, warned the men by ringing out all cases of emergency. Today it stands to warn us of our need to protect the park land.
CCC Camp Alarm Bell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
4. CCC Camp Alarm Bell
CCC Water Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
5. CCC Water Tower
CCC Camp Exhibit image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
6. CCC Camp Exhibit
CCC Museum at Pocahontas State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
7. CCC Museum at Pocahontas State Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,690 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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