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Woodbridge in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Woodbridge Airport

 
 
Woodbridge Airport Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, November 30, 2019
1. Woodbridge Airport Marker
Inscription.  On this site in 1961 the Whitecoff family opened the Woodbridge Airport as a general aviation field. Like many small, family-operated airports throughout the country at the time, it was constructed as a "dirt strip." As air traffic increased, improvements were made to include buildings. A paved runway was in operation by 1966 with a parallel taxiway eventually added. The runway was 2200 feet long with a distinctive dip at its south end. Training of new pilots was a major function of the airport with dedicated on-site instructors and aircraft. Charles Benn, who had previously developed the Washington-Virginia Airport near Bailey's Crossroads, purchased the airfield in 1970. He owned it until 1986. The airport closed in 1987 due to encroaching suburban development, a fate shared by similar facilities during the period. Many of the pilots relocated to airports in Manassas and Leesburg.
 
Erected 2019 by Prince William County Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceEducation.
Woodbridge Airport Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, November 30, 2019
2. Woodbridge Airport Marker
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In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1961.
 
Location. 38° 41.048′ N, 77° 18.953′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Cape Cod Court just west of Cape Cod Court, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12401 Cape Cod Court, Woodbridge VA 22192, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Selecman’s (Snyder’s) Ford (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Selecman’s (Snyder’s) Ford (approx. 1.9 miles away); 9/11 Liberty Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Freedom Park (approx. 2 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 2 miles away); World Trade Center Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Washington’s First Journey to the Frontier (approx. 2 miles away); Old Bethel Church (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 132 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Aug. 12, 2022