Syria in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The status of “Iron Mike” was given by the Barlow family to honor the CCC and their parents, Russell Thompson Barlow and Louise Painter Barlow.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. 38° 31.075′ N, 78° 26.204′ W. Marker is in Syria, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is on Skyline Drive (at milepost 51), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in Shenandoah National Park, at the entrance to the Byrd Visitor Center at Big Meadows. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skyline Drive Historic District (a few steps from this marker); National Park Service CCC Camps Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dark Hollow (approx. 0.3 miles away); Getting to know the air you breathe! (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mountain Contrast (approx. 0.4 miles away); Big Meadows Lodge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Milam Gap Trailhead (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Syria.
Also see . . . Civilian Conservation Corps. (Submitted on August 6, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 571 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.