William E. Carson, of Riverton, was the first chairman of the Virginia Conservation Commission, 1926-34. As such he was a pioneer and leading spirit in the establishment of the Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive; the Colonial National Historical Park; the state parks, and the state system of historical markers.
Geographic Location: Warren County
Physical Description of Location: Stonewall Jackson Highway (US 340), about 200 feet south of intersection with Skyline Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630. Marker is on right when traveling south on US 340.
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