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Near Millboro Springs in Bath County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp Mont Shenandoah

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2017
1. Camp Mont Shenandoah Marker
Inscription. Nannie Crump West, Christian missionary and youth advocate, founded Camp Mont Shenandoah in 1927 for girls from Virginia’s elite families. This residential summer camp, like others established along the Cowpasture River early in the 20th century, embodied the ideals of America’s camp movement, a reaction to the perceived physical and moral decline associated with urban living. Here girls were taught to develop self-reliance, strong character, and appreciation of nature’s beauty through outdoor adventure. The camp’s Rustic-style buildings, most dating to the 1920s, were designed to blend with the surrounding landscape. Camp Mont Shenandoah is among Virginia’s oldest independent residential girls’ camps.
 
Erected 2015 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number D-43.)
 
Location. 37° 59.258′ N, 79° 38.457′ W. Marker is near Millboro Springs, Virginia, in Bath County. Marker is at the intersection of Cowpasture River Highway (Virginia Route 42) and Mont Shenandoah Lane, on the right when traveling south on Cowpasture River Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millboro VA 24460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Camp Mont Shenandoah Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2017
2. Camp Mont Shenandoah Marker
flies. Windy Cove Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Dickinson (approx. 1˝ miles away); Millboro (approx. 2.2 miles away); T. C. Walker School (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bath County / Rockbridge County (approx. 5.9 miles away); Settlement on Warm Springs Mountain (approx. 8.1 miles away); The Virginia Springs Resorts (approx. 8.1 miles away); The Turnpike Movement in Virginia, 1825-1835 (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millboro Springs.
 
Also see . . .  The Heart of Camp Mont Shenandoah.
(Submitted on September 2, 2017.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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