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

Famous Town Hall Visitors

 
 
Famous Town Hall Visitors Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
1. Famous Town Hall Visitors Marker
Inscription.  Many famous individuals were invited to visit the President’s retreat on the Rapidan River. Among these was Charles A. Lindbergh, the first aviator to fly non-stop from New York to Paris, France in 1927. Lindbergh donated the large parchment lamp shade (seen in the photograph) that contained a map showing his flight routes to many places throughout the world, up to the time he visited the camp.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceNotable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 38° 29.442′ N, 78° 25.208′ 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 (here, next to this marker); Town Hall on Town Hall (here, next to this marker); Recreational Pursuits (a
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few steps from this marker); The Mess Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Prime Minister’s Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Hoover (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 photograph on the marker shows the interior of Town Hall. The lamp described on the marker can be seen in the photo.
 
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.) 
 
Famous Town Hall Visitors Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
2. Famous Town Hall Visitors Marker
Famous Town Hall Visitors Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
3. Famous Town Hall Visitors Marker
The cabin used by President Herbert Hoover can be seen in the background of this photo.
Markers at Camp Hoover image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
4. Markers at Camp Hoover
Several markers are found at this location. The Famous Town Hall Visitors marker can be seen on the left.
 
 
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 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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