Syria in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The status of “Iron Mike” was given by the Barlow family to honor the CCC and their parents, Russell Thompson Barlow and Louise Painter Barlow.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 38° 31.075′ N, 78° 26.204′ W. Marker is in Syria, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is on Skyline Drive (at milepost 51), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Shenandoah National Park, at the entrance to the Byrd Visitor Center at Big Meadows. Marker is in this post office area: Syria VA 22743, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skyline Drive Historic District (a few steps from this marker); National Park Service CCC Camps (within shouting distance of this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dark Hollow Getting to know the air you breathe! (approx. 0.4 miles away); Big Meadows Lodge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jackson's Last Mountain Crossing (approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Stonewall Jackson's Marches (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Syria.
Also see . . . Civilian Conservation Corps. (Submitted on August 6, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.