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Near Maydelle in Cherokee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mewshaw State Sawmill and Maydell CCC Camp

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, January 19, 2019
1. Mewshaw State Sawmill and Maydell CCC Camp Marker
Inscription.  In operation from 1908 to 1912, the Mewshaw State Sawmill at this site produced 35,000 board feet of lumber daily and was staffed by convict laborers from the nearby Rusk Penitentiary. The village of Maydelle later developed on the rail line that ran between Rusk and Palestine, and in 1933 a forest conservation camp under the auspices of the Federal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established here. The camp was closed in 1937, but the benefits of its programs are still evident in the I. D. Fairchild State Forest, now a wildlife sanctuary.
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6899.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 31° 46.96′ N, 95° 21.926′ W. Marker is near Maydelle, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 84 and Farm to Market Road 747, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 84. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maydelle TX 75772, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maydelle
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By Brian Anderson, January 19, 2019
2. Mewshaw State Sawmill and Maydell CCC Camp Marker
(approx. 3.9 miles away); Little Bean's Cherokee Village (approx. 8.7 miles away); Murdoch McDonald (approx. 9.6 miles away); Texas State Railroad (approx. 10.2 miles away); Earle's Chapel Cemetery (approx. 11 miles away); Earle's Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 11 miles away); Craft Baptist Church (approx. 12 miles away); Sea Scouts Ship 400 (approx. 13 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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