Mount Pony Signal Station

Mount Pony Signal Station (HM2DJ)

Location: Culpeper, VA 22701 Culpeper County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 26.665', W 78° 0.617'

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In Aug. 1862, during the Civil War, Union Maj. Gen. John Pope established a signal station on Mount Pony, just northeast of here. On the summit of the mountain, a high scaffold was constructed out of trees for an observation post and a communication center. Because of the good visibility, "powerful glasses" were used to watch troop movements from this vantage point. Both the Federal and Confederate Signal Corps used this site during the war. Other signal stations were built by the Union army on Stony Mountain, Cedar Mountain, Thoroughfare Mountain, and Clark's Mountain.
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HM NumberHM2DJ
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Marker NumberF 34
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 1:46pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 760924 N 4259360
Decimal Degrees38.44441667, -78.01028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 26.665', W 78° 0.617'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 26' 39.90" N, 78° 0' 37.02" W
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Area Code(s)540, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2632-2682 State Rte 686, Culpeper VA 22701, US
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