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  1. Camp Caesar

    Located in the rolling hills at the edge of the Monongahela National Forest, (beside Gauley River) Camp Caesar has been a home away from...

    City: Cowen

  2. USDA Building/Supervisor’s Office

    Dedicated in 1937, the USDA building symbolized increased importance of the Department of Agriculture and the Forest Service in the New Deal...

    City: Elkins

  3. Stuart Recreation Area

    Completed and opened in 1937, Stuart Recreation Area is one of four developed recreation areas built by the CCC. Known locally as “Stuart...

    City: Elkins

  4. Camp Horseshoe YMCA / Camp Lead Mine

    In 1933, a temporary tent camp, Camp Lead Mine, was built along Horseshoe Run in Tucker County and occupied by CCC Company 1524 with 221...

    City: Parsons

  5. Blue Bend Recreation Area

    Constructed in 1936, Blue Bend’s rustic log architecture and 26-acre wooded setting along Anthony Creek make it a popular recreation spot. H...

    City: White Sulphur Springs

  6. Cacapon Resort State Park

    Cacapon Resort State Park was the first CCC state park to be completed. Camp Morgan was established October 4, 1934 in what is now the main...

    City: Berkeley Springs

  7. Lost River State Park

    On July 1, 1937 the park officially opened. There are 15 cabins in the park constructed by the CCC enrollees of Camp Hardy. The CCC log...

    City: Mathias

  8. Kumbrabow State Forest

    Two CCC camps worked in Kumbrabow State Forest. Established in 1935, Camp Bowers, at the head of Mill Creek, was located at 3,939 foot, the...

    City: Huttonsville

  9. Watoga State Park

    Development began in 1933, when three different CCC camps were established: Camp Watoga, Camp Seebert and Camp Will Rogers. The first...

    City: Marlinton

  10. Babcock State Park

    Present-day Babcock State Park was heavily impacted by timbering, coal mining, forest fires and drought during the late 1920’s and early...

    City: Clifftop

  11. Hawks Nest State Park

    Hawks Nest State Park first opened in 1935 as a roadside park when the state purchased 31 acres. The planning was done by the National Park...

    City: Ansted

  12. Camp Washington-Carver

    This African American 4-H Camp in 1939-42 served 200 to 1600 youth and was “the first of its kind in the entire nation.” The lodge, log...

    City: Clifftop

  13. Holly River State Park

    In 1935, the area that Holly River State Park now occupies was targeted for “Resettlement.” Under the direction of the USDA Farm Security...

    City: Hacker Valley

  14. Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

    Camp Price was established in 1935 on Droop Mountain at the site of the 1863 Civil War battle. During two short years Camp Price enrollees...

    City: Hillsboro

  15. Seneca State Forest

    Camp Seneca was established in 1933 in a large field across from the present-day office headquarters. Until 1938, work projects for the camp...

    City: Dunmore

  16. Coopers Rock State Forest

    The forest and its amenities are directly attributable to the development CCC Camp Rhododendron, formerly Camp Preston. A priority for the...

    City: Bruceton Mills

  17. West Virginia CCC Museum

    The West Virginia CCC Museum is housed in the old Quiet Dell schoolhouse in Harrison County. Displays represent the work and depict the...

    City: Bridgeport

  18. Tygart Dam Grafton

    Construction of Tygart Dam started in 1935 and was completed in 1938. It was one of the first Public Works Administration (PWA) projects...

    City: Grafton

  19. Gassaway Municipal Building/City Hall

    The building was begun in 1940 and completed the following year. While the façade is sandstone, the interior walls are brick, making the...

    City: Gassaway

  20. Sutton Community Building

    Completed in 1942 this WPA project is a two-story, flat roof municipal building. The façade is random coursed ashlar sandstone with a...

    City: Sutton

  21. Tygart Valley Homesteads

    Tygart Valley Homesteads: Dailey, East Dailey and Valley Bend were built in 1934-35 for workers laid off from local mining and lumbering...

    City: Dailey, East Dailey and Valley Bend

  22. Eleanor

    In 1934, a total of 150 families were selected for the Town of Eleanor, a community of 2,200 acres. Each house plot was three-quarters of an...

    City: Eleanor

  23. Gilmer County

    The benefits that the New Deal brought to Gilmer County can still be seen today. Identified by their original PWA markings and plaques,...

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