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Near Syria in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Presidentís Quarters

 
 
The Presidentís Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
1. The Presidentís Quarters Marker
Inscription.  Although Camp Hoover was rustic, it was comfortably furnished with a mixture of styles. The Hoovers had many Navajo rugs which they used throughout their cabin. Above is a sunporch and below the Hooversí bedrooms.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #31 Herbert Hoover series list.
 
Location. 38° 29.441′ N, 78° 25.17′ W. Marker is near Syria, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Rapidan Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at Rapidan Camp in Shenandoah National Park, at the end of Rapidan Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Syria VA 22743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Outdoor Fireplace (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Streams in the Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); The Prime Ministerís Cabin (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Recreational Pursuits (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mess Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Famous Town Hall Visitors (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); A Rather Biggish Establishment (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Syria.
 
More about this marker. The marker features two photos of rooms inside the Hooverís cabin.
 
Also see . . .
1. President Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover's Rapidan Camp. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Biography of Herbert Hoover. The White House website. (Submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
The Presidentís Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
2. The Presidentís Quarters Marker
President Herbert Hoover, an avid fisherman, used this cabin which is located on a trout stream as his summer White House.
Marker at Camp Hoover/Rapidan Camp image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
3. Marker at Camp Hoover/Rapidan Camp
The Brown House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
4. The Brown House
Originally called "The President's", this cabin was recently renamed to what the Hoover's called it. They called this cabin "The Brown House" in contrast with their other home, "The White House."
The Presidentís Quarters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
5. The Presidentís Quarters
President and Mrs. Hoover at Rapidan Camp image. Click for full size.
from Wikipedia
6. President and Mrs. Hoover at Rapidan Camp
This photo shows Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover standing on the footbridge seen in photo 5.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 4, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   6. submitted on August 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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