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Near Luray in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Civilian Conservation Camp

 
 
Civilian Conservation Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
1. Civilian Conservation Camp Marker
Inscription. During the 1930's, CCC Camp NP-1, Company 334, Camp Dern was placed in the area across the Skyline Drive and 1/4 mile to the south.
 
Location. 38° 34.469′ N, 78° 23.043′ W. Marker is near Luray, Virginia, in Page County. Marker is on Skyline Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the Timber Hollow Overlook in Shenandoah National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Luray VA 22835, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Home Away From Home? (approx. 0.8 miles away); Construction of the Skyline Drive (approx. 0.8 miles away); Appalachian Trail High Point (approx. 1.8 miles away); Visiblity-Endangered? (approx. 2.8 miles away); Stony Man (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old Man in the Mountain (approx. 2.8 miles away); Guarding the Past (approx. 3.2 miles away); Stonewall Jackson's Marches (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luray.
 
Also see . . .  Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy. One of President Roosevelt's "Alphabet Soup" of programs started during the great depression, perhaps its most lasting legacy is the sense of conservation and environmentalism in America today. (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
South End of the Timber Hollow Observation Area image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
2. South End of the Timber Hollow Observation Area
 
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Civilian Conservation Camp Area image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
3. Civilian Conservation Camp Area
One of the first CCC Camps in the country, Camp Dern extended along this section of the drive.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 762 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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