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Studley in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Early Airmail Service

Studley Beacon

 
 
Early Airmail Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 6, 2009
1. Early Airmail Service Marker
Inscription. Airmail service was initiated by the U.S. Post Office and the Army on 15 May 1918. Because of the danger night flying posed, airway beacons such as Studley were erected along the airmail routes between the East and West Coasts and Georgia and New York. By 1922 towers with flashing beacons were placed along designated civil airways. Studley was the site of "Delta Airmail Beacon #47" erected circa 1927, one of 50 in Virginia on the Atlanta - New York Civil Airways Corridor. The Studley beacon was dismantled in the mid-twentieth century.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O 58-a.)
 
Location. 37° 40.572′ N, 77° 17.599′ W. Marker is in Studley, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Williamsville Road and Studley Road, on the right when traveling north on Williamsville Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Studley (within shouting distance of this marker); Salem Church/Haw’s Shop (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Studley
Early Airmail Service Marker on Williamsville Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 6, 2009
2. Early Airmail Service Marker on Williamsville Road
(approx. half a mile away); Enon Church (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Enon Church (approx. one mile away); Newmarket (approx. 1.2 miles away); Stuart's Ride (approx. 2.1 miles away); William Latané (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Studley.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & SpaceCommunications
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 971 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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