Camp Russell A. Alger

Camp Russell A. Alger (HM27K)

Location: Falls Church, VA 22042 Fairfax County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 51.954', W 77° 12.181'

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Named for Secretary of War Russell A. Alger, the camp was established in May 1898 on a 1,400-acre farm called Woodburn Manor. Some 23,000 men trained here for service in the Spanish-American War. The large military population greatly affected the lives of the residents of the small communities of Falls Church and Dunn Loring. The camp was abandoned early in August 1898 after an epidemic of typhoid fever. The War Department began the sale of land in September 1898.
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HM NumberHM27K
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Marker NumberB 14
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 9:42pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308867 N 4304201
Decimal Degrees38.86590000, -77.20301667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.954', W 77° 12.181'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 57.24" N, 77° 12' 10.86" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7417-7435 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church VA 22042, US
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