Mountain Rest in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Walhalla State Fish Hatchery
The CCC and Resource Conservation
The historic buildings below are products of the great Depression-era Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The WPA, the CCC, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt's other New deal programs provided jobs to many unemployed Americans. They also launched a conservation and resource management movement that set the stage for the state and national park systems we see today. The CCC created and improved many parks and recreational areas and conducted projects to support soil and wildlife conservation. Other CCC projects that you can visit in the region include Table Rock and Oconee State Parks.
Table Rock and Oconee State Parks
The CCC constructed 16 South Carolina state parks during the 1930s. Table Rock State Park features rustic structures that are characteristic of the CCC-era, including a lodge and cabins that are still in use, as well as the dam and spillway that created Pinnacle Lake. Oconee State Park includes cabins, picnic shelters, and a bathhouse that date from this period.
This 1930s trout hatchery is the only cold-water hatchery in South Carolina. The state's Department of Natural Resources raises trout here that are used to stock streams throughout the mountains of South Carolina. A steady supply of trout in area streams
Erected by South Carolina Heritage Corridor.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps, the South Carolina Heritage Corridor, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
Location. 34° 59.15′ N, 83° 4.28′ W. Marker is in Mountain Rest, South Carolina, in Oconee County. Marker is on Fish Hatchery Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 198 Fish Hatchery Road, Mountain Rest SC 29664, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William R. Geddings Fish Culture House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tamassee Town (approx. 7.2 miles away); Jocassee Town (approx. 7.3 miles away); Zachary-Tolbert House (approx. 7.3 miles away in North Carolina); The Cherokee Path Tamassee DAR School (approx. 7½ miles away); Samuel T. Kelsey (approx. 8.4 miles away in North Carolina); Russell House (approx. 8.4 miles away); Chattooga Town (approx. 8.4 miles away); Thomas Harbison (approx. 8½ miles away in North Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mountain Rest.
Also see . . .
1. Walhalla State Fish Hatchery. Operated by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), this fish hatchery is one of five in South Carolina serving a vital role in the management of our state’s fishery resources. (Submitted on December 7, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. (Submitted on December 7, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Civilian Conservation Corps. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program for young men from unemployed families, established on March 21, 1933, by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. (Submitted on December 7, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), 1933-1941 (Submitted on December 7, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Horticulture & Forestry • Natural Resources • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,667 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.