Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Shiloh Encampment Site

NW 1/4, NE 1/4, SW 1/4. Section 21. Township 11 North, Range 9 East of the 3rd PM


Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Shiloh Encampment Site

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The locally significant Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Shiloh encampment site is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion D in the area of Archaeology: Historic-Non-Aboriginal for information previously/ potentially yielded concerning typical CCC work camp design , construction materials and the lifeways of its inhabitants. Cultural affiliations for the site primarily encompass unskilled, low income, EuroAmerican, World War I veterans and Euro-American professional management personnel. The period of significance for the site is 1935-193 7, the period of establishment, occupation and terminal abandonment. The Camp Shiloh site is the only known former CCC encampment site in central Illinois to have undergone formal archaeological investigations and contains an archaeological assemblage of value to researchers undertaking investigations on similar properties. Amongst the potential cultural resources present at the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site (LLCSHS), only CCC Camp Shiloh is being nominated for National Register listing. In the future, other resources present at LLCSHS may be eligible for listing under Criterion A for its development as a State of Illinois interpretative and recreational site.

Posted to the NRHP 1-22-2014

Update Log 

  • August 16, 2014: Added by Dave King