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

Dalton Reservoir

 
 
Dalton Reservoir Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 14, 2008
1. Dalton Reservoir Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to the memory of
Melvin Dalton
Master Sergeant
U.S. Marine Corps
May 1, 1915 - June 22, 1949
The original Vice Chairman of the Stream Committee of the
Marine Corps Schools Rod & Gun Club
He was instrumental in improving the fishing facilities and the conservation of wild life on the reservation.

He lost his life while performing hazardous duty at the Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, Virginia on June 22, 1949
 
Erected 1950 by Marine Corps Base Quantico.
 
Location. 38° 34.21′ N, 77° 33.572′ W. Marker is in Quantico Marine Corps Base, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from MCB-3. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quantico VA 22134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brent Town (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cedar Run Court House Site (approx. 5.2 miles away); Asbury Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Shiloh Old Site Baptist Church (approx. 5.5 miles away); Elk Run Anglican Church Site
Dalton Reservoir Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 14, 2008
2. Dalton Reservoir Marker
Note the fishing requirements and restrictions. You must call the base's Range Control office for access, as you will drive through training areas along the way.
(approx. 6.2 miles away); Elk Run Village (approx. 6.2 miles away); Colonial Road (approx. 6.2 miles away); Belle Haven Baptist Church (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Dalton Reservoir. Dalton Pond is created by Dalton Dam on the Darrels Run River in Fauquier County, Virginia and is used for recreation purposes. Construction was completed in 1950.

Dalton Dam is of earthen construction with a length of 100 feet. Dalton Pond is 16.4 acres with a maximum depth of about 9 feet. Its capacity is 160 acre feet with normal storage of 128 acre feet. The fish community includes largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, black crappie and catfish.
 
Additional comments.
1. Thank you.
Thank you for making this available on the net. Melvin Dalton was my father and I got to see the pond when I was 18. It gave me a real connection to him as I was too little to remember him. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted May 4, 2009, by Anna Dalton of Christiansburg, Virginia.

 
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Dalton Reservoir through the water control valves image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 14, 2008
3. Dalton Reservoir through the water control valves
The water control gates are stuck in a closed position so drawdowns can only be accomplished by pumping. Overflow is handled by a spill way, out of view to the right in this photograph.
Dalton Reservoir Spillway image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 14, 2008
4. Dalton Reservoir Spillway
A foot bridge crosses over the Dalton Reservoir Spillway, allowing recreational fisherman ready access to the pond's southern side.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,207 times since then and 122 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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