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

Warehouse District

 
 
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By Kevin W., June 11, 2019
1. Warehouse District Marker
Inscription.  Constructed parallel to the installation rail line, the warehouse district represents the supplies and services hub of the installation. Until the improvement of roads between Washington D.C. and the Belvoir Peninsula, the railroad served as the main source of transportation into the installation, making the warehouse district the chief access point for all goods, equipment, and soldiers needed for the early development and training activities at Camp A.A. Humphreys. The surrounding warehouses were used not only as general storage and supply depots but also as maintenance and repair shops. Buildings in this district were constructed as needed, with the majority of structures being temporary or semi-permanent structures built during and between World Wars I and II. At the height of its operations in 1943, the warehouse district contained 45 warehouse buildings. The remaining warehouses in the district today still provide storage space and maintenance services to Fort Belvoir.
 
Erected 2018 by Fort Belvoir and the Federal Highway Administration.
 
Location. 38° 
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By Kevin W., June 11, 2019
2. Warehouse District Marker
41.541′ N, 77° 8.564′ W. Marker is in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in Fairfax County. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Non Commissioned Officers’ Service Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); Treasury Building Column Sections (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pohick Road Crossing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Belvoir Military Railroad Historic Corridor (approx. 0.4 miles away); ‘Thermo-Con’ House (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Fairfax and His Son, George William Fairfax (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fairfax Family Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fairfax Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Belvoir.
 
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By Kevin W., June 11, 2019
3. Part of the Warehouse District
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2019, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2019, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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