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

Town Hall

 
 
Town Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
1. Town Hall Marker
Inscription.  Town Hall was the center for Executive Meetings and social activities here at Camp Hoover. The two stone fireplaces were kept burning during chilly evenings. The President and his guests furnished brilliant conversation nightly on a wide variety of topics when the Camp was occupied. Few guests could equal their host’s ability to tell of interesting experiences he had on his world travels.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 38° 29.442′ N, 78° 25.211′ 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 the Rapidan Fire 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. Town Hall on Town Hall (here, next to this marker); Famous Town Hall Visitors (here, next to this marker); Recreational Pursuits (a few steps from
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this marker); The Mess Hall (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); Camp Hoover (within shouting distance of this marker); The Prime Minister’s Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Syria.
 
More about this marker. Two photographs of the inside of the Town Hall Cabin appear on 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.) 
 
Town Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
2. Town Hall Marker
The Town Hall marker is located in Camp Hoover (Rapidan Camp), which was the site of summer White House of President Herbert Hoover.
Markers at Camp Hoover image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
3. Markers at Camp Hoover
Several markers are found at this location. The Town Hall marker is seen here in the center.
 
 
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 388 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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