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008-5048 Camp Mont Shenandoah Historic District

Camp Mont Shenandoah Historic District
Photo credit: Samantha Crouse, 2014

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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 in Bath County 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.

Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.

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

Updated: June 6, 2021