Near Albany in Shackelford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Civilian Conservation Corps at Fort Griﬃn
Around 200 men completed a stone pavilion, park roads, 24 table and bench combinations, 14 camp fire places, two latrines, surveys of the park, a water drainage system and entrance gate, and planted trees and shrubs on hundreds of acres. Although some local groups hoped that the focus would be on the restoration of historical features, most of the work completed at the time was on recreational amenities. The rock gate, roads, fort ruins and pavilion remain at the site. The camp was abandoned on Dec. 1, 1941. Many of the young men went straight into military service and WWII. In the 1940s, many buildings used by the CCC were moved to military camps or schools throughout Texas.
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16822.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 32° 55.341′ N, 99° 13.962′ W. Marker is near Albany, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 283 and Park Road 58. Touch for map. Marker is located in Fort Griffin State Historic Site. The above directions are to the entrance to the historic site. Marker is in this post office area: Albany TX 76430, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Griffin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Russell Young Gilbert (approx. half a mile away); Frontier Town of Fort Griffin (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Western Cattle Trail Crossings at Fort Griffin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Griffin Civil Jail (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Griffin Lodge Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Family Forts, C.S.A. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Black Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
Also see . . . Official Website of Fort Griffin State Historic Site. (Submitted on February 26, 2017.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.