Camp Dawson: Drainage Systems – Kingwood WV

Description

The Works Progress Administration completed upgrades to the drainage systems at Camp Dawson in Kingwood WV.

Guard. Camp Dawson was established in 1909 when almost 200 acres were acquired along the Cheat River, just south of Kingwood in Preston County. Fell into disuse ca. WWI to ca 1928. In 1928 when it was revived as a training site for the West Virginia State Militia.

 

Source notes

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

Camp Dawson, (https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/825), accessed April 2020.

Camp Dawson (West Virginia), (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Dawson_(West_Virginia)), accessed April 2020.

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

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Location Info


177 Maintenance Drive
Terra Alta, West Virginia 26764

Coordinates: 39.4495695, -79.66522094282227

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