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Near Alexandria in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Belle Haven Park

 
 
Belle Haven Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 9, 2020
1. Belle Haven Park Marker
Inscription.  An area that was part of Washington's perimeter defenses established by the Union Army after the disaster of the Battle of Manassas (First Bull Run)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesParks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Defenses of Washington series list.
 
Location. 38° 47.164′ N, 77° 3.939′ W. Marker is near Alexandria, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Grove Drive 0.3 miles west of Woodmont Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6035 Grove Dr, Alexandria VA 22307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Willard (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Willard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defenses of Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Eagle Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Parapet and Gun Platforms (approx. half a mile away); These Trees (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Lyon
Belle Haven Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 9, 2020
2. Belle Haven Park Marker
(approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Defenses of Washington (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
More about this marker.
[Donor information on the plaque:]
Site donated by the developers of Belle Haven
Gene and Helen Olmi, Sr.
Gene and Natalie Olmi, Jr.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Feb. 26, 2021