“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Syria, Virginia

Clickable Map of Madison County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Madison County, VA (50) Culpeper County, VA (162) Greene County, VA (8) Orange County, VA (159) Page County, VA (88) Rappahannock County, VA (73)  MadisonCounty(50) Madison County (50)  CulpeperCounty(162) Culpeper County (162)  GreeneCounty(8) Greene County (8)  OrangeCounty(159) Orange County (159)  PageCounty(88) Page County (88)  RappahannockCounty(73) Rappahannock County (73)
Madison is the county seat for Madison County
Syria is in Madison County
      Madison County (50)  
      Culpeper County (162)  
      Greene County (8)  
      Orange County (159)  
      Page County (88)  
      Rappahannock County (73)  
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1Virginia (Madison County), Syria — "Here is peace and quietude"
Here is peace and quietude.”- President Herbert Hoover Shortly after his election in 1928, Herbert C. Hoover and his wife, Lou Henry, expressed the desire for a weekend retreat – a place where they could find respite . . . Map (db m45639) HM
2Virginia (Madison County), Syria — “Five Tents”
The first permanent structure was actually built around five wooden floored tents. The roof, partitions, fireplace, porch, windows, and doors were then constructed until nothing remained of the original tents except the name. Herbert Hoover, Jr. . . . Map (db m45628) HM
3Virginia (Madison County), Syria — A Rather Biggish Establishment
We discussed the proposed camp as we explored . . . . Conditions necessitate A Rather biggish establishment - Lou Henry Hoover, describing the future Rapidan Camp, 1929 I have discovered that even the work of the government can be improved . . . Map (db m45677) HM
4Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Big Meadows Lodge
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior April 28, 1997Map (db m45699) HM
5Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Camp Hoover
. . . Map (db m45621) HM
6Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Civilian Conservation Corps
During the 1930’s, across the meadow from this point was the site of CCC Camp NP-2, Company 350, Camp Fechner.Map (db m45682) HM
7Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Dark Hollow
Hollows cut into the face of the mountain are the work of the streams that flow through them. Down Dark Hollow flows Hog Camp Branch which drains Big Meadows Swamp. Along the Dark Hollow Trail you may see how the stream works to cut its valley . . . Map (db m45696) HM
8Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Famous Town Hall Visitors
Many famous individuals were invited to visit the President’s retreat on the Rapidan River. Among these was Charles A. Lindbergh, the first aviator to fly non-stop from New York to Paris, France in 1927. Lindbergh donated the large parchment lamp . . . Map (db m45670) HM
9Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Getting to know the air you breathe!Shenandoah National Park
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s Not. - The Lorax, Dr. Seuss Every living thing is affected by what’s in the air. To protect and improve air quality, it’s vital to know . . . Map (db m96223) HM
10Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Iron Mike
Between 1933 and 1942 more than 10,000 young men served in the Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Shenandoah National Park, These “boys” created the form and fabric of the new park so that future generations could find recreation and . . . Map (db m45703) HM
11Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Mountain Streams in the Camp
Hemlock Run, the small artificial stream that flowed through the cabin area was created by a small diversion dam. This dam was built upstream from the cabin area across Laurel Prong. Laurel Prong and Mill Prong join just below the President’s Cabin . . . Map (db m45627) HM
12Virginia (Madison County), Syria — National Park Service CCC Camps
Six Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the area which became Shenandoah National Park were at Big Meadows, Skyland, Pinnacles, Piney River, Baldface, and Dundo from 1933 to 1942. Camp Fechner, near here, was named in honor of Robert Fechner, . . . Map (db m13247) HM
13Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Outdoor Fireplace
Presidential Aids who were stationed at the camp say that this fireplace was mainly used for outdoor photographs. When reporters and authors wanted pictures of the Chief Executive and his guests they were often posed here. Logs, used for benches, . . . Map (db m45626) HM
14Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Rapidan Campthen & now
Blue indicates Roads, trails, and structures – 1930s Red indicates Roads, trails and structures – now Rapidan’s Original Structures Five Tents (blue) – the first structure built; ruins still visible today Trails End (blue) . . . Map (db m45646) HM
15Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Recreational Pursuits
Trout fishing was the chief pastime at the camp. Other diversions were horseback riding, horseshoe pitching, hiking and working puzzles. Above, is the recreation area adjacent to Town Hall. Below, Richey and Boone work on a jig-saw puzzle.Map (db m45662) HM
16Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Skyline Drive Historic District1931 - 1951
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior April 28, 1997Map (db m68169) HM
17Virginia (Madison County), Syria — The Creel
The Creel was occupied by two of President Hoover’s Chief Aids, Larry Richey, a former F.B.I. agent, was assigned to guard the President and became his personal “secretary” or manager. He assumed great responsibility for the detailed . . . Map (db m45619) HM
18Virginia (Madison County), Syria — The Mess Hall
The photograph below shows one of several tables in the Mess Hall. Almost everyone ate their meals at the central dining room. This allowed more time for fishing and other outdoor recreation. The rug is of straw matting, in contrast to the Navajo . . . Map (db m45660) HM
19Virginia (Madison County), Syria — The President’s Quarters
Although Camp Hoover was rustic, it was comfortably furnished with a mixture of styles. The Hoovers had many Navajo rugs which they used throughout their cabin. Above is a sunporch and below the Hoovers’ bedrooms.Map (db m45612) HM
20Virginia (Madison County), Syria — The Prime Minister’s Cabin
Prime Minister Ramsey McDonald of England was a frequent guest of President Hoover. The “Press” of that day popularly envisioned these two peace loving leaders sitting on a log in the Camp Hoover area scrapping the navies of the world. . . . Map (db m45616) HM
21Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Town Hall
Town Hall was the center for Executive Meetings and social activities here at Camp Hoover. The two stone fireplaces were kept burning during chilly evenings. The President and his guests furnished brilliant conversation nightly on a wide variety of . . . Map (db m45668) HM
22Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Town Hall on Town Hall
The large porch on Town Hall was also given the same name as the cabin. Guests liked the informal gatherings held here when mild weather permitted. The babble of Hemlock Run encouraged everyone to join in the conversations, discussions, and debates. . . . Map (db m45666) HM
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Aug. 13, 2022