Fort Whipple

Fort Whipple (HM2VG)

Location: Arlington, VA 22211 Arlington County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 52.895', W 77° 5.043'

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Historical Site
Defenses of Washington
1861-1865
Fort Whipple

On the high ground to the northeast stood Fort Whipple, a bastioned earthwork built early in 1863 to support the Arlington Line built in 1861. It had a perimeter of 640 yards and emplacements for 47 guns. After the War, Fort Whipple was maintained as a permanent military post. In 1880, the name was changed to Fort Myer in honor of General Albert J. Myer, former post commander and first Chief Signal Officer of the United States Army.
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HM NumberHM2VG
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series
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Marker Number12
Year Placed1965
Placed ByArlington County, Virginia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 12:05pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 319229 N 4305700
Decimal Degrees38.88158333, -77.08405000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.895', W 77° 5.043'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 53.70" N, 77° 5' 2.58" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4246 National Pike, Arlington VA 22211, US
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