Site of C.C.C. Camp P-71, "Camp Recovery"

Site of C.C.C. Camp P-71, "Camp Recovery" (HM1KT4)

Location: Manassas, VA 20112 Prince William County
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N 38° 39.585', W 77° 26.438'

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Prince William County's first Civilian Conservation Corps camp, part of the national public relief program during the great Depression, encompassed a 396-acre tract purchased by the Virginia Forest Service and the Federal government from Jane Herrell. Camp construction began with the erection of a fire tower after the first enrollees arrived on October 15, 1933. Army Captain T.H. May commanded the initial 80 officers and men that formed Company 299, 3rd Corps. Chief Warden James M. Russell of the Virginia Forest Service supervised the fire control and forestry work. While officially designated "Camp P-71," a more fitting name, "Camp Recovery," won adoption. With over 200 men from New York stationed at the camp, all buildings with the exception of the recreation hall were completed by March 1934. Civilian Conservation Corps occupation of Camp Recovery ended on May 5, 1937. No camp structures have survived.
HM NumberHM1KT4
Year Placed2014
Placed ByPrince William County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287638 N 4281846
Decimal Degrees38.65975000, -77.44063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 39.585', W 77° 26.438'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 39' 35.1" N, 77° 26' 26.28" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13578-13628 VA-234, Manassas VA 20112, US
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