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 Numbering Abbreviations
Key to Project Abbreviations
Identification of the Nine Military Corps used during the CCC
Camp numbering System
Volunteers Research Camps
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.
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 Junior camps and were made up of young men generally between the aged 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
C 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
Volunteers, Wayman and Ann Wells, research and compiled the listing of CCC camps 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.