Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Syria in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Creel

 
 
The Creel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
1. The Creel Marker
Inscription.  The Creel was occupied by two of President Hoover’s Chief Aids, Larry Richey, a former F.B.I. agent, was assigned to guard the President and became his personal “secretary” or manager. He assumed great responsibility for the detailed arrangements necessary for the safety and comfort of the Chief Executive as he moved about the country. The President’s personal physician Joel T. Boone, Jr. (Vice Admiral, Retired) shared these quarters with Mr. Richey.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #31 Herbert Hoover series list.
 
Location. 38° 29.462′ N, 78° 25.202′ W. Marker is near Syria, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Rapidan Road, on the left 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
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
are within walking distance of this marker. The Mess Hall (a few steps from this marker); Outdoor Fireplace (within shouting distance of this marker); Famous Town Hall Visitors (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall on Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Recreational Pursuits (within shouting distance of this marker); "Here is peace and quietude" (within shouting distance of this marker); Rapidan Camp (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Syria.
 
More about this marker. A photo of the Creel cabin appears at the bottom of the marker.
 
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.) 
 
Marker at Rapidan Camp image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
2. Marker at Rapidan Camp
The Creel Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
3. The Creel Cabin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=45619

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
U.S. FTC REQUIRED NOTICE: This website earns income from purchases you make after using links to Amazon.com. Thank you.
Paid Advertisements
Mar. 5, 2024