Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Camp Cordell Hull

Marker ID: THC 1A 100
Location: TN 107, Unicoi County, east of Unicoi
County: Unicoi
Waymark: None


Following the creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 15, 1933, as an unemployment relief measure, a group of two hundred enrollees of Company 1455 began camp construction at this site on May 27. Soon Company 1472 arrived and the CCC boys were involved in various conservation projects. Named in honor of Secretary of State Cordell Hull, it was one of the last of the 77 camps in the state to close when the program ended in 1942.