Ratcliff CCC Camp

Ratcliff CCC Camp (HMJMT)

Location: Kennard, TX 75847 Houston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 23.7', W 95° 8.448'

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J.H. Ratcliff's 1880s sawmill and village here gave way to major timber industry operations that by the early 1930s had decimated Houston County's densest virgin forest. As part of federal efforts to restore the nation's natural resources, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp F-4-T was built at this site in 1933-34, and the Davy Crockett National Forest was established in this area in 1935. CCC workers constructed fire towers, built roads, developed an old sawmill pond into a public lake with recreational facilities, and planted about 3,00,000 trees. Ratcliff CCC Camp closed in 1941.
Marker Number7035
Year Placed1994
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 4:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 296451 N 3475360
Decimal Degrees31.39500000, -95.14080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 23.7', W 95° 8.448'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 23' 42.00" N, 95° 8' 26.88" W
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Area Code(s)936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1655 Forest Service Rd 521 A, Kennard TX 75847, US
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