Constitution Forest

Constitution Forest (HMXOC)

Location: Vesuvius, VA 24483 Amherst County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 44.546', W 79° 18.012'

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In 1938, the celebration of the 150th anniversaryof the United States Constitution, the VirginiaDaughters of the American Revolution sponsoredthe planting of Constitution Forest in this area.With the help of the Civilian Conservation Corpsand the United States Forest Service, the memorialforest commemorates the Virginia framers of theConstitution. In 1987, the 45 acres of red andwhite pine seedlings have matured to a forestthat provides protection for birds and otherwildlife as well as for the watershed of theJames River.
Marker NumberR-59
Year Placed1987
Placed ByDepartment of Conservation and Historic Resources
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 10:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 649763 N 4178598
Decimal Degrees37.74243333, -79.30020000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 44.546', W 79° 18.012'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 44' 32.76" N, 79° 18' 0.72" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 31716 Lexington Turnpike, Vesuvius VA 24483, US
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