Walhalla State Fish Hatchery

Walhalla State Fish Hatchery (HM984)

Location: Tamassee, SC 29686 Oconee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 59.15', W 83° 4.28'

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The CCC and Resource Conservation

The historic buildings below are products of the great Depression-era Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The WPA, the CCC, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt's other New deal programs provided jobs to many unemployed Americans. They also launched a conservation and resource management movement that set the stage for the state and national park systems we see today. The CCC created and improved many parks and recreational areas and conducted projects to support soil and wildlife conservation. Other CCC projects that you can visit in the region include Table Rock and Oconee State Parks.

Table Rock and Oconee State Parks
The CCC constructed 16 South Carolina state parks during the 1930s. Table Rock State Park features rustic structures that are characteristic of the CCC-era, including a lodge and cabins that are still in use, as well as the dam and spillway that created Pinnacle Lake. Oconee State Park includes cabins, picnic shelters, and a bathhouse that date from this period.

Hatchery Building
This 1930s trout hatchery is the only cold-water hatchery in South Carolina. The state's Department of Natural Resources raises trout here that are used to stock streams throughout the mountains of South Carolina. A steady supply of trout in area streams benefits the long-term survival of these species and provides excellent recreational fishing opportunities. the hatchery houses incubators and growing tanks for small fish. Notice the decorative decal on the building today that reads, "Fish Propagated - Brook Trout, Rainbow trout, Loch Leven Trout." These three species are still cultured here. Loch Leven trout is now referred to as brown trout.
HM NumberHM984
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: South Carolina Heritage Corridor series, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series.
Placed BySouth Carolina Heritage Corridor
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 2:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 310940 N 3873431
Decimal Degrees34.98583333, -83.07133333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 59.15', W 83° 4.28'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 59' 9.00" N, 83° 4' 16.80" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 190-198 Fish Hatchery Rd, Tamassee SC 29686, US
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