Fort Buffalo

Fort Buffalo (HM4JX)

Location: Falls Church, VA 22044 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.2', W 77° 9.433'

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Nearby once stood Fort Buffalo. Thisearthwork fortification was built by the 21st New York Infantry of the Union army in 1861 and named for the troops' hometown. During the Civil War, a concentration of forts existed in the Seven Corners section of Falls Church. These structures were used in the Federal defense of Washington. First occupied by Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell's troops during the First Manassas Campaign, the fort was briefly occupied by the Confederates following that Federal defeat in July 1861. In the 1950s, Seven Corners shopping center and the surrounding community was developed on land once part of and surrounding Fort Buffalo.
HM NumberHM4JX
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series
Marker NumberT-49
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 3:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 312851 N 4304562
Decimal Degrees38.87000000, -77.15721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.2', W 77° 9.433'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 12.00" N, 77° 9' 25.98" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2959 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Falls Church VA 22044, US
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