Lorton Nike Missile Site

Lorton Nike Missile Site (HMPR)

Location: Lorton, VA 22079 Fairfax County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 42.393', W 77° 15.119'

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Located north of here was one of three Nike anti-aircraft missile complexes in Fairfax County operated by the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard between 1954 and 1974. The sites were established during the Cold War to defend Washington from Soviet air attack. This complex, along with those at Great Falls and Fairfax, was among thirteen Nike sites that surrounded Washington and Baltimore. The ring of Nike sites was reminiscent of the perimeter of forts that protected the capital during the Civil War. This was the only Nike complex in Fairfax County containing missiles armed with nuclear warheads. It served as a model site for visits by foreign dignitaries.
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HM NumberHMPR
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Marker NumberE 97
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 5:11am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 304182 N 4286620
Decimal Degrees38.70655000, -77.25198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.393', W 77° 15.119'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 23.58" N, 77° 15' 7.14" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9320-9374 VA-611, Lorton VA 22079, US
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