Camp Manufacturing Company

Camp Manufacturing Company (HM1BME)

Location: Franklin, VA 23851
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 40.9', W 76° 55.025'

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This industrial complex evolved from a sawmillthat operated here prior to the Civil War. In1887, three brothers, Paul D. Camp, James L.Camp, and Robert J. Camp, founded CampManufacturing Company, later Union Camp CorporationThe lumbering enterprise pioneered aprogram to purchase land as well as timber rights, allowing extensive reforestation efforts. Thefacility is a major producer of paper, paperboard,lumber, and particleboard. The Blackwater Riverand the railroads have traditionally providedtransportation for raw materials and manufacturedproducts for the western Viginia Tidewater area.
Marker NumberU-125
Year Placed2009
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6:27am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 328707 N 4061271
Decimal Degrees36.68166667, -76.91708333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 40.9', W 76° 55.025'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 40' 54.00" N, 76° 55' 1.50" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 485 Carrsville Hwy, Franklin VA 23851, US
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