The CCC in York County / Tom Johnston Camp, (SCS#10), CCC

The CCC in York County / Tom Johnston Camp, (SCS#10), CCC (HMGHB)

Location: Rock Hill, SC 29732 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 57.372', W 81° 3.12'

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The CCC in York County
One of the most successful of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), created in 1933. It gave many young men and World War veterans jobs planting trees, fighting forest fires and soil erosion, and building state and national parks. Almost 50,000 men served in S.C. between 1933 and 1942. York County included three CCC camps: Kings Mountain, York, and here at Ebenezer.
Tom Johnston Camp, (SCS#10), CCC
Young men, most of them between 17 and 25, lived in camps commanded by U.S. Army officers. The CCC camp here, described as "a busy little city," was named for Thomas L. Johnston, Rock Hill banker and farmer. It opened on August 19, 1935 and specialized in soil conservation. Its 250 men also participated in many educational, vocational, and recreational activities as well. The camp closed on July 27, 1942.
Marker Number46-35
Year Placed2005
Placed ByRock Hill Civitans and the York County Culture and Heritage Museums
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 1:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 495252 N 3868187
Decimal Degrees34.95620000, -81.05200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 57.372', W 81° 3.12'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 57' 22.32" N, 81° 3' 7.20" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 222 S Herlong Ave, Rock Hill SC 29732, US
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