Understanding the content of the camp list pages - Please read the information below

As you begin your CCC research, it is important to get the feel for the fast paced movement of CCC / military companies across the nation.  A camp was identified by several different methods through the use of different nicknames, company numbers and agency identifications.  The movement of CCC camps and their identifiers was flexible and fluid and could change as a company moved from one location to another.  

On this page:

  • Historic Index of Camp Listings by state

  • Key to company Numbern Abbreviations

  • Key to Project Abbreviations

  • Identification of the Nine Military Corps used during the CCC

  • Camp numbering System

  • Volunteers Research Camps

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Historic Index of Camp Listings by State

 The information contained in these listings was taken from Strength Reports compiled between 1933 – 1942.  At the end of each 6 month enrollment period, the status of the camps, locations, personnel and numbers of enrollees were updated and recorded in these Strength Report.  These lists are a compilation of information produced from the enrollment periods listed below.  They should be considered a snapshot in time.  Changed that took place between these time periods are not recorded in these reports.  This information should be considered uninterpreted data.  

They list the following information:

  • Project # – Identification number given by the operating agency.  These project numbers could be reassigned during the life of a camp.   
  • Co. # – A Military company was assigned to manage the day to day operations and logistics of the camps.  These military company numbers could also change during the existence of camp location. 
  • Date –  Established date of the camp.
  • Railroad  – Railroad Depot address used by the camp.     
  • Post office  – Mailing address used by the camp.  Mailing addresses were subject to change based on logistical needs of the camp.  
  • Nicknames that were available are listed and the distance from the post office.  Camp nicknames could change during the live of a CCC camp and are not included in the official records of the camp.  If you are doing research, whenever possible, find the company  and projects number.    
  • The Strength Reports used to create these lists are from one day each year as follows:
    • 30 September 1933
    • 30 June 1934
    • 30 June 1935
    • 30 June 1936
    • 30 June 1937
    • 11 December 1939
    • 30 June 1940
    • 31 October 1941
    • 31 January 1942 (the last enrollment period)

CCC camps were also located in the U.S. Territories – Please share information that you might have on Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

 

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada 

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin  

Wyoming

 

Labor Department quota designations

The Labor Department was tasked with identifying, qualifying, and enrolling men.  A quota system determined the number of enrollees.      

C – Colored – African American camps
V – Veterans Camps – Military veterans who had served in previous wars – mostly from WWI but some served in the Spanish-American War.    

X – Mixed Camps – Integrated Camps.  
 
Native Americans served on reservations and usually lived at home.  
Hispanic enrollees served in the Junior camps and were made up of young men generally between the ages of 17 – 25.   
 

Agency designations - key to abbreviations under Column 1

 

A   Army Military Reservations

A   Agriculture (Bureau of Animal Industry)

BF  Federal Game Refuge

BS  Biological Survey

BR Federal Reclamation Project

of E State Land (Corps of Engineers)

CP  County Parks

D  Private Land (Soil Conservation Service)

DG  Public Domain (Grazing)

DPE  Drainage Private Land Erosion

DSP  Department of State Parks

DPS  Department of National Parks

DF  Department of Forestry

F or NF  National Forest

FWS Fish and Wildlife Service      

G  Department of Grazing

GF  Oregon and California Land Grant (Grazing)

GLO  Grazing Service/Land Grant

GNP  Grazing Service/National Park

GNP  Glacier National Park

MA  Municipal Area

MC  Private Land (Mosquito Control)

NM  National Monument

MP  Military Park

NA  National Arboretum (Bureau of Plant Industry)

Navy  Naval Military Reservation

NP National Park

P  Private Forest

PE  Private Land Erosion

S  State Forest

SP  State Park

SCS  Soil Conservation

TVA  Tennessee Valley Authority

TVA-P  Tennessee Valley Authority (State Park Division)

SNP  Sequoia National Park

YNP  Yellowstone National Park

 

Identification of the Nine Military / CCC Corps Areas used during the administration of the CCC

FIRST – Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut  

SECOND – New Jersey, Delaware and New York

THIRD – Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia

FOURTH – North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida, and Louisiana.

FIFTH – Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, and Kentucky

SIXTH – Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin

SEVENTH – Kansas, Arkansas, Iowa Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Missouri

EIGHTH – Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Wyoming (excluding Yellowstone National Park)

Ninth – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada, California, and Yellowstone Park.

Military system for numbering companies

After WWI the Department of War divided America into 9 military corps to help with the logistics and management of the military complex.  Since the War Department was in charge of the everyday management of the camp structure, the CCC infrastructure fell under these same 9 military corps.  These corps were divided into districts. 

The companies were assigned numbers based on a specific number system.  The third digit from the right identified the corps area of origination.  Example:  In the case of Camp Roosevelt in Virginia which was in third corps, it receive the number of Co. 322.  This company was later moved and Co. 3363 replaced the original company. 

For any number of reasons, many times the geographic location stayed the same and the company number and agency designation might change over the life of the camp.

Volunteers make a lasting contribution to CCC Research

Wayman and Ann Wells Volunteers, Wayman and Ann Wells, research and compiled the listing of CCC camps ps and donated the complete set to the NACCCA/CCC Legacy library. This listing represents countless hours of very difficult work.

A proud member of Roosevelt’s tree army, Wayman was a tireless, dedicated volunteer worker and recruiter for the NACCCA. He served a two-year term as the North Central Regional Director. He also served 12 years as volunteer assistant treasurer of the national organization. But more significant, he led the work crew, furnished most of the tools, made the NACCCA sign in front of headquarters and gave personal financial support in rehabbing the current Headquarters and Museum when the NACCCA moved from Virginia to Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis. After headquarters was occupied, Wayman headed the Outreach Program for new members.

In 1995 Wayman and Ann received the NACCCA Hall of Fame Award by the Board of Directors and in 1997 Wayman received the Hall of Fame Award for the second time. Wayman and Ann were also named Kentucky Colonels for their efforts on behalf of the NACCCA in Kentucky.

An active member of former Arch Chapter 12 in St. Louis, he served as President, Vice President and Secretary of the group.  Wayman passed away on 14 December 1997 and the work to transcribe the records begun in 1990 by Wayman and Ann were completed in 1998 by Ann after his death.