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008-5048 Camp Mont Shenandoah Historic District

Camp Mont Shenandoah Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/11/2014

NRHP Listing Date 04/06/2015

NRHP Reference Number 15000136

Camp Mont Shenandoah was founded by Nannie Crump West of Richmond in 1927 as a private venture to serve Richmond’s privileged young women. Encompassing 60 acres today along the Cowpasture River, the camp boasts more than a dozen one- or two-story Rustic-style sleeping cabins, a dining hall, and infirmary, all dating from the 1920s, a lodge from the mid-1930s, among other buildings and structures contributing to the site’s historical significance. At the time of its listing it was operating as a private business serving young women from across the United States. Camp Mont Shenandoah is the oldest girls’ camp in Virginia in continuous operation.

[Photo credit: Samantha Crouse, 2014]


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark


Updated: March 3, 2021