Details for Ratcliff CCC Camp

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5225007035


Marker Number 7035
Atlas Number 5225007035
Marker Title Ratcliff CCC Camp
Index Entry Ratcliff CCC Camp
County Houston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 296555
UTM Northing 3475451
Subject Codes Federal programs
Marker Year 1994
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location 19.8 miles east of Crockett on SH 7, then .2 miles north on FM 227
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text 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 3,000,000 trees. Ratcliff CCC Camp closed in 1941.

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