Carrolton in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
People and Places, circa 1957 at N-75L
The Army Antiaircraft Command (ARAACOM), with both guns and missiles, was established 1 July 1950. It was re-designated Army Air Defense Command (ARADCOM) on 21 March 1957 after all units were converted to missiles. Under these two Headquarters the following Army Antiaircraft Artillery (AAA) units were stationed here in Carrollton:
D Battery, 56th AAA Regiment March 1955-September 1958.
D Battery, 4th Battalion, 51st Regiment September 1958-July 1960.
A Battery, 4th Battalion, 59th Regiment July 1960-June 1961
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Cold.
Location. 36° 57.718′ N, 76° 33.757′ W. Marker is in Carrolton, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker can be reached from Nike Park Road (Virginia Route 669) 0.1 miles south of Carrollton Court. This marker is located in Carrollton Nike Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13036 Nike Park Road, Carrollton VA 23314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Missile Magazine and Launch Operations (here, 1954 Nike-Ajax Missile Site N-75L (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nike-Ajax Missile Radar Control Site N-75C (approx. 0.9 miles away); Josiah Parker (approx. 1.1 miles away); Saint Luke's Church (approx. 2 miles away); Historic St. Luke's Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); St. Luke’s Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Benn’s Church (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carrolton.
More about this marker. On the upper left is a photograph of “Specialist Henry Richter and Sergeant First Class Chinn in the mess hall”.
On the lower left is a photograph of the “Non-Commissioned Officer Wives’ Club”
On the top center is an aerial photograph of the N-75L Nike-Ajax missile site noting the “14 unit military housing area for officers and NCOs to the north and east”.
On the bottom center are photographs of “Missile Launch Specialist Ralph Wilkerson in winter wool uniform on guard with M-1 carbine” and “Wilkerson in summer khaki uniform and combat boots with his 1956 Chevrolet”.
On the lower right is a photograph of a “Sign designating the second unit stationed here”.
Also see . . .
1. Nike-Ajax Missile Site N-75. Smithfield & Isle of Wight Convention and Visitors Bureau (Submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Nike-Ajax Missile Site N-75. Isle of Wight County (Submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Nike Park and other Nike-Ajax launch locations. South Eastern Virginia Rocketry Association (Submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
4. Nike Historical Society. (Submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.