Early Airmail Service

Early Airmail Service (HMESC)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23116 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 40.572', W 77° 17.599'

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Studley Beacon

Airmail service was initiated by the U.S. Post Office and the Army on 15 May 1918. Because of the danger night flying posed, airway beacons such as Studley were erected along the airmail routes between the East and West Coasts and Georgia and New York. By 1922 towers with flashing beacons were placed along designated civil airways. Studley was the site of "Delta Airmail Beacon #47" erected circa 1927, one of 50 in Virginia on the Atlanta - New York Civil Airways Corridor. The Studley beacon was dismantled in the mid-twentieth century.
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HM NumberHMESC
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Marker NumberO 58-a
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 11:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 297757 N 4172364
Decimal Degrees37.67620000, -77.29331667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.572', W 77° 17.599'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 34.32" N, 77° 17' 35.94" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10090-10120 State Rte 615, Mechanicsville VA 23116, US
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