Quantico Marine Corps Base in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
U.S. Marine Corps
May 1, 1915 - June 22, 1949
The original Vice Chairman of the Stream Committee of the
Marine Corps Schools Rod & Gun Club
He was instrumental in improving the fishing facilities and the conservation of wild life on the reservation.
He lost his life while performing hazardous duty at the Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, Virginia on June 22, 1949
Erected 1950 by Marine Corps Base Quantico.
Location. 38° 34.21′ N, 77° 33.572′ W. Marker is in Quantico Marine Corps Base, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from MCB-3. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quantico VA 22134, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brent Town (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cedar Run Court House Site (approx. 5.2 miles away); Asbury Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Shiloh Old Site Baptist Church (approx. 5.5 miles away); Second Prince William County Courthouse Elk Run Anglican Church Site (approx. 6.2 miles away); Elk Run Village (approx. 6.2 miles away); Colonial Road (approx. 6.2 miles away).
Regarding Dalton Reservoir. Dalton Pond is created by Dalton Dam on the Darrels Run River in Fauquier County, Virginia and is used for recreation purposes. Construction was completed in 1950.
Dalton Dam is of earthen construction with a length of 100 feet. Dalton Pond is 16.4 acres with a maximum depth of about 9 feet. Its capacity is 160 acre feet with normal storage of 128 acre feet. The fish community includes largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, black crappie and catfish.
1. Thank you.
Thank you for making this available on the net. Melvin Dalton was my father and I got to see the pond when I was 18. It gave me a real connection to him as I was too little to remember him.
— Submitted May 4, 2009, by Anna Dalton of Christiansburg, Virginia.
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