Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp Historic District

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Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp Historic District
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Blaker's Mill
Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp Historic District is located in West Virginia
Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp Historic District
Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp Historic District is located in the US
Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp Historic District
Location 160 Jackson Mill Rd., near Weston, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°5′55″N 80°28′12″W / 39.09861°N 80.47000°W / 39.09861; -80.47000Coordinates: 39°5′55″N 80°28′12″W / 39.09861°N 80.47000°W / 39.09861; -80.47000
Area 74 acres (30 ha)
Built 1921
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Bungalow/craftsman
NRHP reference # 04001598[1]
Added to NRHP February 4, 2005

Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp Historic District, also known as West Virginia University Jackson's Mill, is a historic 4-H camp and national historic district near Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia. The district includes 23 contributing buildings, 4 contributing sites, 4 contributing structures, and 2 contributing objects. The camp was established in 1921 as the first statewide 4-H camp in the United States. The district includes buildings related to the site’s inception as a homestead and agricultural area as well as its current manifestation as a youth camp facility and conference center.[2]

Notable contributing resources include the Mount Vernon Dining Hall (1926), Assembly Hall (1923), West Virginia Building (1934), Council Circle (1922), Amphitheatre (1940), Vesper Rock (1925), Teepi Shrine (1949), Dominion Trail (1942), 15 residential cottages, the Southeastern Learning Center (c. 1940), Electric Energy Center (1940), Dorsey Resource Center (1978), Registration Office/Old Health Center (1950), Old Administration Building (1952), McWhorter Cabin (1793, 1927), Informal Garden (c. 1934), Jackson Homestead Marker (1915), Jackson Spring (1922), Camp Gates (1942), Camp Green (1922), and Maintenance Garage (1935). It is co-located with the separately listed Jackson's Mill. The property was the boyhood home of Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson from 1831 to 1842.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Courtney Fint (May 2004). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp Historic District" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-05.