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Welcome to Croft State Natural Area

 
 
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By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
1. Welcome to Croft State Natural Area Marker
Inscription.
Croft State Natural Area covers 7,054 acres and was originally purchased by the State of South Carolina in 1949. It had been part of a 19,034-acre tract that served as a U.S. Army Infantry Replacement Training Center known as Camp Croft during World War II. Croft State Natural Area is now maintained as a special resource park because of its role as a large expanse of mostly undeveloped green space in the growing Spartanburg metropolitan area. Recreational activities include camping, fishing and picnicking as well as trails for hiking, mountain bikes and horseback riding.

South Carolina State Park Service Mission
To encourage people to discover South Carolina's state parks by providing resource-based recreational and educational opportunities that emphasize the conservation, protection and interpretation of the state's natural and cultural resources.

Croft State Natural Area Mission Statement
To preserve and protect significant natural and cultural features while promoting stewardship through educational services and scientific studies designed to interpret the resources of the park.
 
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
 
Location. 34° 51.733′ N, 81° 
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By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
2. Welcome to Croft State Natural Area Marker
50.333′ W. Marker is in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 42-394. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spartanburg SC 29302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calvary Church / Glenn Springs (approx. 3.2 miles away); Camp Croft (approx. 3.9 miles away); Battle of Cedar Spring (approx. 4 miles away); Welcome to Glendale Shoals (approx. 5.5 miles away); Early Iron Works (approx. 5.6 miles away); Pacolet River Heritage Preserve (approx. 5.7 miles away); Marysville School (approx. 6 miles away); Emmanuel Baptist Church Veterans Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away); Spartanburg Confederate War Monument (approx. 6.6 miles away); Spartanburg County War Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spartanburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Croft State Natural Area. Croft State Natural Area is a big park with lots to do. (Submitted on May 28, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Camp Croft, South Carolina - US Army Infantry Replacement Training Center. This site is dedicated to Camp Croft, a WWII Army Infantry Replacement Center located near Spartanburg, S.C. (Submitted on May 28, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Camp Croft. The former Camp Croft, Spartanburg
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By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
3. Welcome to Croft State Natural Area Marker -
Mission Statements
SC, is classified as a Defense Environmental Restoration Program/Formerly Used Defense Site (DERP/FUDS). (Submitted on May 28, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. World War II Camp Croft Photographs of Joseph Peter Pizzimenti. These pictures of Camp Croft were taken by Joseph Peter Pizzimenti who was from Detroit, Michigan. (Submitted on May 29, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Camp Croft. The construction and operation of Camp Croft brought major changes to the Spartanburg and Pacolet area. (Submitted on May 29, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. Barnett Cemetery in Camp Croft State Park. On the afternoon of August 2nd, 1997, a number of the descendants of Micajah and Joroyal gathered together at the Barnett Cemetery in Camp Croft to dedicate these stones; this followed the annual Reunion of those descendants at Quincy's, on Reidville Road, near Spartanburg. (Submitted on May 29, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

7. Barnett Family Cemetery - About 1803. Located on the main road into the Croft State Natural Area. (Submitted on May 29, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Camp Croft Cemeteries
There are several cemeteries in camp Croft State
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By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
4. Welcome to Croft State Natural Area Marker
Nature Area. The easiest to access from the main road is the Barnett Family Cemetery. The other cemeteries are:
  • Antioch Methodist Church Cemetery (1826)
  • Fleming Family Cemetery (1846)
  • Foster Family Cemetery (1860)
  • Harman Family Cemetery (1836)
  • Lee Family Cemetery (1915)
  • Oeland Family Cemetery (1824)
  • Unknown, East Croft Circle (possibly Powell Family Cemetery)
  • Old Dairy Ridge Road ("scare cemetery" used by US Army)
        — Submitted May 29, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

     
    Categories. Natural Resources
     
    Croft State Natural Area Sign image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
    5. Croft State Natural Area Sign
    Piedmont Road (42-394) Leading Into the Park image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
    6. Piedmont Road (42-394) Leading Into the Park
    Piedmont Road (42-394) Leading Into the Park image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
    7. Piedmont Road (42-394) Leading Into the Park
    Pine Beetle Control Marker -<br>Located on Piedmont Road image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
    8. Pine Beetle Control Marker -
    Located on Piedmont Road
    Many State Parks have experienced severe attacks from Southern Pine Bark Beetles. To slow the spread of this pest, infested trees must be removed. Replanting of mixed species and other restorative efforts will result in a more diverse forest resistant to future attacks,
    Barnett Family Cemetery -<br>Croft State Natural Area image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
    9. Barnett Family Cemetery -
    Croft State Natural Area
    Barnett Family Cemetery -<br>Croft State Natural Area image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
    10. Barnett Family Cemetery -
    Croft State Natural Area
    Micajah Cicero Barnett Tombstone image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
    11. Micajah Cicero Barnett Tombstone
    Roebucks
    Regt
    Rev War
    May 13 1760
    Jan 9 1837
    Jane Barnett Tombstone image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
    12. Jane Barnett Tombstone
    In Memory of
    Jane Barnett, the wife
    of Micajah Barnett who
    willingly departed this
    life for the love of Christ
    December the 17th 1812
    Aged 45 years.
    Sally Barnett Tombstone image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
    13. Sally Barnett Tombstone
    Here
    lies the body of Sally
    Barnett, the daughter of
    M.C. Barnett & Jane his wife.
    She departed this life Nov. the
    12th 1812. Aged 20 years. Who
    died in the hope of happiness.
    Lucy Hoots Tombstone image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
    14. Lucy Hoots Tombstone
    Here
    lies the body of Lucy
    Hoots, the wife of Lawrence
    Hoots & the daughter of M.C.
    & Jane Barnett
    Who departed this life
    January the 18th 1813 in the
    20th year of her life.
    Joseph Royal Barnett Tombstone image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
    15. Joseph Royal Barnett Tombstone
    Pvt
    SC Militia
    Rev War
    Oct 10 1785
    Jun 6 1812
    Agnes Glenn Tombstone image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
    16. Agnes Glenn Tombstone
    Wife of
    Rev. Jo Royal Barnett
    Born ca 1756 VA
    Died ca 1852 SC
    Joseph Barnett Tombstone image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
    17. Joseph Barnett Tombstone
    Here
    lies the body of Joseph
    Barnett who departed this life
    by the fall of a tree March 1st 1802
    aged nearly 70 years.
    Lucy Barnett Tombstone image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
    18. Lucy Barnett Tombstone
    Here
    lies the body of
    Lucy Barnett, wife of
    Joseph Barnett dec.d
    which she departed this
    life in May 1812 aged
    but 85 years. Who died in
    hopes of happiness.
    Croft State Natural Area Office/Store image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
    19. Croft State Natural Area Office/Store
    Lake Tom Moore Craig (Lake Croft) -<br>Croft State Natural Area image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
    20. Lake Tom Moore Craig (Lake Croft) -
    Croft State Natural Area
    Lake Tom Moore Craig (Lake Croft) -<br>Croft State Natural Area image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, April 28, 2011
    21. Lake Tom Moore Craig (Lake Croft) -
    Croft State Natural Area
     
     
    Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 693 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21. submitted on May 29, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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