The Appalachian Trail and Benton MacKaye

The Appalachian Trail and Benton MacKaye (HM1CC6)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.535', W 77° 44.437'

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The American Institute of Certified Planners
has designated
The Appalachian Trail
as a
National Planning Landmark
Benton MacKaye
as a
National Planning Pioneer

Conceived by Benton MacKaye in 1921 as a walking trail from New England to Georgia, the Appalachian Trail was a pioneering invention in regional interconnection. MacKaye's work in regional planning theory and practice also laid the foundations for the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Rural Resettlement Administration program of the 1930s, and the Civilian Conservation Corps. The National Trails System Act of 1968 made the Appalachian Trail the spinal cord of a fourteen-state greenway and the premier component of a national system of scenic and historic trails.
HM NumberHM1CC6
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe American Institute of Certified Planners, The Society for American City and Regional Planning History & The West Virginia Planning Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 2:33pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263758 N 4356490
Decimal Degrees39.32558333, -77.74061667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.535', W 77° 44.437'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 32.10" N, 77° 44' 26.22" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 47 Storer College Pl, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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