Great Falls Nike Missile Site

Great Falls Nike Missile Site (HMPQ)

Location: Great Falls, VA 22066 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 59.851', W 77° 18.865'

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Just to the southeast were radar and other control equipment that formed a portion of one of three Nike anti-aircraft missile complexes in Fairfax County. The site was operated by the U.S. Army between 1954 and 1962. Established during the Cold War to defend Washington from Soviet air attack, this complex, along with those at Fairfax and Lorton, was among the thirteen sites that encircled Washington and Baltimore. The ring of Nike missile sites was reminiscent of the perimeter of forts that guarded the capital during the Civil War. The missiles, positioned on above-ground launchers, were located near here to the west.
Marker NumberT 46
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 3:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 299572 N 4319049
Decimal Degrees38.99751667, -77.31441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.851', W 77° 18.865'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 51.06" N, 77° 18' 51.90" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 908-910 State Rte 674, Great Falls VA 22066, US
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