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

East Coast Radio Transmitting Station

Woodbridge Research Facility

 
 
East Coast Radio Transmitting Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 29, 2019
1. East Coast Radio Transmitting Station Marker
Inscription.  From 1950 to 1994, the U.S. Army operated a radio transmitting station and electronics research facility on this site. This cold-war-era military base was the heart of the Army communications and electromagnetic pulse research. In 1995, the entire 580-acre facility was transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, becoming the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. In front of you is the footprint of the former Harry Diamond Laboratory, now restored to grassland. Though much of the Army's presence on the refuge has been removed, remnants, such as power poles, power and communications conduit, and concrete supports, are still visible.
 
Erected by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 38° 38.655′ N, 77° 14.167′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Dawson Beach Road east of Highams Court, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14050 Dawson Beach Road, Woodbridge VA 22191, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
East Coast Radio Transmitting Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 29, 2019
2. East Coast Radio Transmitting Station Marker
2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Nation's River (approx. 0.7 miles away); End of the Water (approx. 0.9 miles away); Early Land Patents (approx. 1˝ miles away); Occoquan (approx. 1˝ miles away); The First Courthouse of Prince William County (approx. 1˝ miles away); Fairfax County / Prince William County (approx. 1˝ miles away); Colchester (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Categories. CommunicationsMilitaryWar, Cold
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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