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Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Belvoir

 
 
Fort Belvoir Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 13, 2008
1. Fort Belvoir Marker
Inscription. Fort Belvoir is named for the 18th-century plantation that was owned by William Fairfax. The house burned in 1783. The U.S. War Department acquired much of the Belvoir tract in 1912 as a training center and named it Camp A. A. Humphreys for Maj. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys, a former Chief of Engineers. During World War I the camp was enlarged and the Engineer School moved there. The camp was renamed Fort Humphreys in 1922. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the name to Fort Belvoir. The Engineer School moved to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in 1988.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E 64.)
 
Location. 38° 42.667′ N, 77° 8.63′ W. Marker is in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Richmond Highway (U.S. 1) and Belvoir Road, on the right when traveling east on Richmond Highway. Click for map. Located at the Pence Gate for Fort Belvoir. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Belvoir VA 22060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belvoir (here, next to this marker); Woodlawn (approx. 0.7 miles away); George Washington's Gristmill
State Markers near Pence Gate, Fort Belvoir image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 13, 2008
2. State Markers near Pence Gate, Fort Belvoir
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Doeg Indians (approx. 0.7 miles away); Non Commissioned Officers’ Service Club (approx. 1.5 miles away); ‘Thermo-Con’ House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mount Air Historic Site (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mount Air (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Belvoir.
 
Also see . . .  Establishment of Camp Humpreys. A look at the history of the fort. Links from this page detail the installation's history up to the present day. (Submitted on May 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,034 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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