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Cliftondale Park in Alleghany County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Douthat State Park

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2015
1. Douthat State Park Marker
Inscription. This park was developed by the National Park Service, Interior Department, through the Civilian Conservation Corps, in conjunction with the Virginia Conservation Commission. It covers nearly 4500 acres and was opened, June 15, 1936. It lies in a region once extensively devoted to iron smelting.
 
Erected 1939 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number L-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 37° 49.517′ N, 79° 47.63′ W. Marker is in Cliftondale Park, Virginia, in Alleghany County. Marker is at the intersection of Grafton Street (Business U.S. 60) and Longdale Furnace Road (County Route 637), on the left when traveling west on Grafton Street. Touch for map. It is at Exit 27 on I-64, towards Clifton Forge, across from the gas station. Marker is in this post office area: Clifton Forge VA 24422, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Masonic Theatre (approx. 1.8 miles away); C&O Railroad Shops (approx. 2.6 miles away); Jackson River Depot (approx. 3.9 miles away); Oakland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery
Douthat State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2015
2. Douthat State Park Marker
(approx. 4 miles away); Oakland Grove Presbyterian Church (approx. 4 miles away); Oakland Presbyterian Church (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Oakland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Low Moor Iron Company Coke Ovens (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Before the Interstate was built, US 60 was the east-west highway. This marker was at the intersection with the road to the park, today’s Route 629.
 
Also see . . .  Douthat State Park. The park is at 14239 Douthat State Park Rd., Millboro, VA 24460. “A traditional family park for 75 years, Douthat is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for the role its design played in the development of parks nationwide. Amid some of Virginia's most breathtaking mountain scenery, visitors enjoy interpretive programs, four miles of stream fishing, a 50-acre lake stocked with trout, a sandy swimming beach with snack bar, boat rentals, a gift shop and camp store, cabins, and more than 43 miles of hiking, mountain biking and bridle trails. Plus, there are playgrounds, an amphitheater, picnic areas, tent and trailer camping, and a restaurant overlooking the lake. The park also has 32 cabins and three lodges that accommodate 15, 16 and 18 guests each.” (Submitted on June 3, 2015.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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