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Quantico Marine Corps Base in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Acquisition of Quantico Marine Reservation

 
 
Acquisition of Quantico Marine Reservation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 21, 2007
1. Acquisition of Quantico Marine Reservation Marker
Inscription.  
This marks the site
where in May 1917
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
and
Major General Commandant George Barnett
cut the first tree symbolizing official
acquisition of the Marine Reservation
Quantico, Virginia.

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series list.
 
Location. 38° 31.311′ N, 77° 17.659′ W. Marker is in Quantico Marine Corps Base, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is at the intersection of Barnett Avenue and Labelle Street, on the right when traveling north on Barnett Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quantico VA 22134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crusading for Right (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waller Hill (about 700 feet away); Kelly Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mann Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Molly Marine
Acquisition of Quantico Marine Reservation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 21, 2007
2. Acquisition of Quantico Marine Reservation Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); H-3-7 Korea 1950 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jordan Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barber Fitness Center (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quantico Marine Corps Base.
 
Marine Corps Marker located near Quantico Pier image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 14, 2007
3. Marine Corps Marker located near Quantico Pier
Markers like these were common on the base in its early years.
Marine Corps Marker located near Quantico Pier image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 14, 2007
4. Marine Corps Marker located near Quantico Pier
Note the three dimensional detail.
Quantico Pier Area with Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 14, 2007
5. Quantico Pier Area with Marker
The departure of Marines for service in France from this pier during World War I, and for expeditionary duty in the Caribbean, was a frequent event.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,424 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on December 16, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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