Camp Conley: Drainage System Improvements – Point Pleasant WV

Description

The Works Progress Administration completed drainage system improvements at Camp Conley in Point Pleasant WV.

Construction began on the camp in 1927. Named for Wiliam Gustavson Conley (1929–33) in 1929.
The state police used the camp to train in 1928 and 1935. In 1935, the guard applied to the WPA for drainage improvements. The camp was used twice by Governor Homer Holt as a refugee camp there for 1933 and 1937 flood victims.

The Camp Conley appears in the property maps in a subdivision of housing dating to the 1940s to 1950s.

The site appears no longer extant.

Source notes

"Army Projects Soon to be Filed," Charleston (WV) Daily Mail, 8 September 1935, p. 3.

Lew McDaniel, "Camp Conley," (https://www.facebook.com/notes/point-pleasant-wv-history/camp-conley/10151524761683992), accessed April 2020.

Project originally submitted by Ernest Everett Blevins on April 11, 2020.

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Location Info


Camp Conley Road at WV 62 Ohio River Road
Point Pleasant, West Virginia 25550

Location notes: In the vicinity of 38.906122 N, -82.114767W.

Coordinates: 38.905118, -82.119979

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