Fort Eustis

Fort Eustis (HM6NS)

Location: Newport News, VA 23603
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 10.526', W 76° 34.178'

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Fort Eustis is named for a native Virginian, Gen. Abraham Eustis (1786 - 1843), a commander of Fort Monroe. In March 1918, the U.S. government established Camp Abraham Eustis as a coast artillery training center; it was designated a fort in 1923. It then served as a Federal Emergency Relief Administration transient camp during the Great Depression, an antiaircraft artillery training center, a prisoner of war camp during World War II, and the headquarters for the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. It later housed the Transportation Corps Regiment. The colonial-era Matthew Jones House and the remains of Fort Crawford, a Civil War site, survive on the post grounds.
HM NumberHM6NS
Marker NumberW 56
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historical Resources
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 9:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360656 N 4115487
Decimal Degrees37.17543333, -76.56963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.526', W 76° 34.178'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 31.56" N, 76° 34' 10.68" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20 Bernard Rd, Newport News VA 23603, US
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