Sperryville in Rappahannock County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Civilian Conservation Corps
During the 1930’s, this area
was the site of CCC Camp
NP-12, Company 1393, known
as the “Redbird Camp.”
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 38° 45.037′ N, 78° 17.63′ W. Marker is in Sperryville, Virginia, in Rappahannock County. Marker is on Piney River Area Road west of Skyline Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Piney River Area Road and this marker are located at mile 22.1 on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. This marker is near the trailhead and parking lot for Shenandoah's Piney Branch Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Sperryville VA 22740, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Help Wanted! (within shouting distance of this marker); Range View (approx. 3.7 miles away); Warren County / Page County (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Historic Page Valley (approx. 4.8 miles away); Battle of Milford (approx. 4.8 miles away); Overall Bridge (approx. 4.8 miles away); Through the Gaps (approx. 5.7 miles away); William Randolph Barbee (approx. 6.4 miles away).
More about this marker.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. CCC Camp NP-12 (Camp Red Bird)
Also see . . .
1. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Shenandoah National Park. Between May 11, 1933 and March 31, 1942, ten CCC camps were established within, or on leased land adjacent to, Shenandoah. At any one time, more than 1,000 boys and young men lived in camps supervised by the Army and worked on projects directed by the Service and the Bureau of Public Roads. The earliest CCC projects were concerned with the building of trails, fire roads and towers, log comfort stations, construction projects associated with the Skyline Drive, and picnic grounds within this narrow corridor. (Submitted on September 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Shenandoah - Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). After the official establishment of the park on December 26, 1935, CCC activities were expanded to include the entire acreage. Houses and outbuildings of former residents were dismantled or burned, fences were removed, gardens and orchards were obliterated, and work areas were replanted, seeded or sodded. Many known 20th-century homesites in Shenandoah are invisible today due to the CCC's mandate to return (Submitted on September 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.