DeSoto National Forest: Airey Work Center – McHenry MS

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Construction began on the Airey Work Center in the DeSoto National Forest in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Initially known as the Biloxi National Forest, the buildings included the lookout tower, office, and equipment shop as part of the original site development. The Work Center was a 2.5 story, timber-frame maintenance and storage building with a one-story residence. The lookout tower was a prefabricated steel fire tower with stairs, and a cabin at the top. Physically located closest to McHenry, and official address listed as Perkinston.

Source notes

Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Historic Resources Inventory, nos. 131-MCH-3001, 3001.1, 3001.2, and 3001.3. Retrieved Dec 27, 2019 from: https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/rpt.aspx?rpt=publicPropSearch&Name=&StreetNo=&StreetName=&City=McHenry&County=Any

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on December 29, 2019.

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Location Info


274 City Road
Perkinston, Mississippi 39573

Location notes: Per MDAH: 30.689359, -89.0647652

Coordinates: 30.689359, -89.0647652

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