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Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Belvoir

 
 
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By Craig Swain, May 13, 2008
1. Fort Belvoir Marker
Inscription.  Fort Belvoir is named for the 18th-century plantation that was owned by William Fairfax. The house burned in 1783. The U.S. War Department acquired much of the Belvoir tract in 1912 as a training center and named it Camp A. A. Humphreys for Maj. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys, a former Chief of Engineers. During World War I the camp was enlarged and the Engineer School moved there. The camp was renamed Fort Humphreys in 1922. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the name to Fort Belvoir. The Engineer School moved to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in 1988.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-64.)
 
Location. 38° 42.667′ N, 77° 8.63′ W. Marker is in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Richmond Highway (U.S. 1) and Belvoir Road, on the right when traveling east on Richmond Highway. Located at the Pence Gate for Fort Belvoir. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Belvoir VA 22060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Belvoir (here, next to this marker); Alexandria, Mt. Vernon, and Accotink Turnpike
State Markers near Pence Gate, Fort Belvoir image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 13, 2008
2. State Markers near Pence Gate, Fort Belvoir
(a few steps from this marker); Woodlawn Quaker Meetinghouse (approx. mile away); The Woodlawn Historic District (approx. mile away); Necessary (approx. half a mile away); Dairy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Meat House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The People of Woodlawn (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Belvoir.
 
Also see . . .  Establishment of Camp Humpreys. A look at the history of the fort. Links from this page detail the installation's history up to the present day. (Submitted on May 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,163 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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