Fort Runyon

Fort Runyon (HM2YJ)

Location: Arlington, VA 22202 Arlington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.191', W 77° 2.705'

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Historical Site
Defenses of Washington
Fort Runyon

A half-mile to the southwest stood Fort Runyon, a large bastioned earthwork constructed in May 1861 to protect the Long Bridge over the Potomac. Its perimeter, 1484 yards, was about the same as that of the Pentagon. After the construction of the Arlington Line two miles to the west, Fort Runyon fell into disuse. Nearby Fort Jackson, at the Virginia end of the Long Bridge, was no more than a checkpoint to control traffic on the bridge and protect it from sabotage.
HM NumberHM2YJ
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series
Marker Number5
Year Placed1965
Placed ByArlington County, Virginia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322580 N 4304321
Decimal Degrees38.86985000, -77.04508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.191', W 77° 2.705'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 11.46" N, 77° 2' 42.30" W
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Area Code(s)703, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16276 Long Bridge Drive, Arlington VA 22202, US
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