Circular Gun Mount / Fort Story Family Housing

Circular Gun Mount / Fort Story Family Housing (HM1RZ3)

Location: Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 55.123', W 75° 59.831'

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This concrete circular gun mount remains as part of a 16 inch howitzer battery built to defend the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay. The battery was active until the final days of World War II when it was declared obsolete and scrapped. The below photo of gun number one of Battery Walke is a typical representation of a 16 inch howitzer battery.

When the US Army established Fort Story in 1917 there was initially no family housing provided. Between World War I and II a limited number of NCO quarters were built and some families lived in former Cape Henry civilian quarters taken over by the Army in the late 1950s the first Army family quarters were constructed these buildings were the predecessor of the beach community homes built for military personnel in the modern Cape Henry village constructed under the Army's residential communities initiative.
HM NumberHM1RZ3
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Date Added Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 411178 N 4086319
Decimal Degrees36.91871667, -75.99718333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 55.123', W 75° 59.831'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 55' 7.38" N, 75° 59' 49.86" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Cape Henry Rd, Virginia Beach VA 23451, US
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