Fort Belvoir

Fort Belvoir (HM4RS)

Location: Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 42.667', W 77° 8.63'

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Fort Belvoir is named for the 18th-century plantation that was owned by William Fairfax. The house burned in 1783. The U.S. War Department acquired much of the Belvoir tract in 1912 as a training center and named it Camp A. A. Humphreys for Maj. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys, a former Chief of Engineers. During World War I the camp was enlarged and the Engineer School moved there. The camp was renamed Fort Humphreys in 1922. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the name to Fort Belvoir. The Engineer School moved to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in 1988.
HM NumberHM4RS
Marker NumberE 64
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 3:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 313599 N 4286901
Decimal Degrees38.71111667, -77.14383333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.667', W 77° 8.63'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 40.02" N, 77° 8' 37.80" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9025 Richmond Hwy, Fort Belvoir VA 22060, US
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