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Cape Henry in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1371

 
 
Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1371 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, June 13, 2008
1. Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1371 Marker
Inscription.  Seashore State Park at Cape Henry, now known as First Landing State Park, was built by an all African American regiment of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal-era relief program that employed young men ages 17 to 25. The CCC program provided food, clothing, medical care, and educational opportunities for men caught in the financial turmoil of the Great Depression. Company 1371 constructed more than 20 miles of trails, drained the marsh, built cabins, and planted a wide variety of trees and shrubs. In 1944, the CCC disbanded in response to recuitment efforts for WWII.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KV 15-a.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEnvironment. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1371.
 
Location. 36° 55.091′ N, 76° 3.201′ W. Marker is in Virginia
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Beach, Virginia. It is in Cape Henry. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Shore Drive (U.S. 60) and Virginia Route 347. This marker is located within the park itself on the campground site in front of the park office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach VA 23451, 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. The Virginia Company (within shouting distance of this marker); First Landing State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Seashore State Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Land Ho! (about 300 feet away); The Discovery (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Kendall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chesapeake Indians (approx. 1.4 miles away); Meeting of Three Commanders (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1371 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
2. Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1371 Marker
Cabin in First Landing State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, March 15, 2008
3. Cabin in First Landing State Park
First Landing State Park Cape Henry Bike Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, January 21, 2008
4. First Landing State Park Cape Henry Bike Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,416 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 13, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 13, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. More photos of the Seashore State Park • Photos of the unveiling held June 14, 2008 • Can you help?

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