Civilian Conservation Corps Quarry No. 1 and Truck Trail

Also known as: CCC Quarry #1 and Truck Trail
Off Section Rd. 25/Hickory Hollow Rd., .7 mi. S of SC 11, Pickens, South Carolina


CCC Quarry #1 and Truck Trail, Quarry Face

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Quarry #1 is significant as one of four quarry sites used for materials in the construction of park structures and facilities at Table Rock State Park. This was the final quarry site used by the CCC for park construction and the second located off park property. The South Carolina State Commission of Forestry obtained the rights to quarry on land owned by Edward and Anna Chastain in July 1939 for fifty dollars. Rock was obtained by drilling holes into the granite outcrop and placing sticks of dynamite into them. Blasting is to have been done with such precision that the pieces of granite were ready for use as they were. The truck trail is significant for its construction by CCC workers to gain access to the quarry. The road was constructed to endure everyday use by trucks that would be loaded with men and materials until the park was completed. The truck trail was covered with crushed rock to make it serviceable at all times of the year. Listed in the National Register June 16, 1989. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 16, 1989
Reference number
Areas of significance
Economics; Politics/Government
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Road-related; Extractive facility
Period of significance
Number of properties
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • October 3, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Alternate Name" & "Description" and Imported Photo
  • October 3, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller