Walton in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Walton CCC Camp Bean Ridge
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) company 3541 began here in July 1935 on a former ball park site owned by John L. Vest. Known as Camp Bean Ridge to the 200 men stationed here, it was 1 of 44 CCC camps in Kentucky In all, more than 89,000 Kentuckians found work and acquired job skills through the CCC, which began in 1933 during the Great Depression and ended in 1942 with American involvement in World War II
The mission of this camp was to conserve soil and fight erosion. They trained local farmers in contour farming, crop rotation and strip cropping. They surveyed and made management plans for farms in four Northern Kentucky counties, as well as planting trees and building fences. The men also provided relief aid during the 1937 Ohio River flood and the camp served as an emergency shelter.
Erected 2016 by Boone County Historical Society, Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2510.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 51.825′ N, 84° 37.085′ W. Marker is in Walton, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker is at the intersection of School Road and Alta Vista Drive, on the right when traveling south on School Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Walton KY 41094, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish at Snow’s Pond (approx. 2.8 miles away); Richwood Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Major John P. Gaines (approx. 3.3 miles away); An Indian Massacre (approx. 5.2 miles away); Boone County, 1798 (approx. 5.2 miles away); County Named, 1840 (approx. 6.8 miles away); Mary Draper Ingles (approx. 7.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky (approx. 7.2 miles away).
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