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Fireplace Lodge Girls Camp, USGS 1956

Fireplace Lodge Girls Camp — Where Does the Name Come From?

Fireplace Lodge Girls Camp was a camp for girls in East Hampton, New York.  It opened in 1937 and closed in 1974.

Well, not quite.  The name of the camp is, and always has been, “File Place Lodge.”  Fireplace Lodge Girls Camp is a name invented by the US government many years ago.  It was created because mapmakers needed a more descriptive name for their maps.  This is the story of how the name came about.
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