Near Alexandria in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Beacon Field Airport
Erected 2009 by Fairfax County History Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
Location. 38° 46.2′ N, 77° 4.967′ W. Marker is near Alexandria, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Richmond Highway (U.S. 1) and Memorial Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is located on the Beacon Center property at the south entrance from Memorial Street. This is the Beacon Hill area of Fairfax County.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Huntley (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Huntley (approx. ĺ mile away); Defenses of Washington (approx. 0.8 miles away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Defenses of Washington (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Willard (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Willard (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hybla Valley Airport (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alexandria.
More about this marker. Marker was installed on August 18, 2009, and the dedication ceremony held August 19, 2009.
Also see . . .
1. The History of Beacon Field. Notable celebrities, historic aviation and area photos, and detailed history of City View, the Reid and Barton families can be found on the website. “Initially the airfield was named Groveton Flying Field and was used for recreational flying and U.S. Air Mail pilots. The exact date of airport establishment is not known as W.F.P. Reid (Submitted on August 22, 2009.)
2. Beacon Field Airport. Main home page for Beacon Field Airport (Submitted on August 28, 2009.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Notable Places • War, World II •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Friends of Beacon Field Airport of Fairfax County, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,004 times since then and 146 times this year. Last updated on , by Friends of Beacon Field Airport of Fairfax County, Virginia. Photos: 1. submitted on , by Friends of Beacon Field Airport of Fairfax County, Virginia. 2. submitted on , by Friends of Beacon Field Airport of Fairfax County, Virginia. 3. submitted on , by Friends of Beacon Field Airport of Fairfax County, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.