Auburn in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Chewacla State Park
Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal (1933-1942), the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established to provide work for single young men. The CCC's Company 4448, Camp Alabama SP-12, began work in September 1935 to construct Chewacla Park. By March 1941, they had built a dam and 26-acre lake, roads, trails, cabins, bathhouse, manager's house, arch bridge, and office. Barracks, mess hall, and canteen were also built on site to house the men who were from Alabama and other Southern states.
Erected 2009 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Auburn Heritage Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 32° 33.23′ N, 85° 28.66′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is on Murphy Drive ¼ mile east of Wrights Mill Road (County Road 33), on the right when traveling east. Located inside a fee based State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 Shell Toomer Parkway, Auburn AL 36830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wright’s Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Rotation (approx. 2.8 miles away); Founders' Oak (approx. 3 miles away); Pine Hill Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Desegregation at Auburn (approx. 3½ miles away); Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. 3½ miles away); Auburn WWI Memorial (approx. 3½ miles away); Auburn University (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
Also see . . . Alabama State Park website. (Submitted on May 9, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Charity & Public Work • Horticulture & Forestry • Waterways & Vessels •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on July 7, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 9, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.