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Pembroke in Giles County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp John J. Pershing

Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1370-2386

 
 
Camp John J. Pershing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, August 21, 2010
1. Camp John J. Pershing Marker
Inscription.  Near here is the original site of C.C.C. Company 1370-2386, known as Camp John J. Pershing, from 1933 to 1935, when it was moved to Nottoway County. Among the most popular New Deal programs, the Civilian Conservation Corps was designed to encourage conservation of natural resources and employment training during the Great Depression. C.C.C. Company 1370-2386 built roads, fire trails, and fire towers, and carried out extensive reforestation efforts in this county.
 
Erected 1987 by Virginia Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number KG-14.)
 
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 Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
 
Location. 37° 19.247′ N, 80° 37.986′ W. Marker is in Pembroke, Virginia, in Giles County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Avenue (U.S. 460) and Snidow Street, on the
Wide view of the Camp John J. Pershing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, August 21, 2010
2. Wide view of the Camp John J. Pershing Marker
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right when traveling east on Virginia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pembroke VA 24136, 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. Snidow Pioneers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Snidow's Ferry (approx. 2.4 miles away); Eggleston's Springs (approx. 2.6 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers of Giles County (approx. 5.6 miles away); Giles County War Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Giles County Confederate Monument (approx. 5.6 miles away); Pearisburg (approx. 5.6 miles away); McClaugherty Mill Stone (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 945 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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May. 22, 2022