Fairfax Nike Missile Site

Fairfax Nike Missile Site (HMPS)

Location: Fairfax, VA 22030
Country: United States of America

N 38° 48.98', W 77° 20.764'

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During the Cold War a ring of Nike anti-aircraft missile sites defended the nation's capital, reminiscent of the perimeter of forts that protected it during the Civil War. Just east of here was located the launch control equipment for one of the three Nike complexes in Fairfax County. To the west stood the missiles, poised on above-ground launchers. The U.S. Army (1954-1959) and the Army National Guard (1959-1963) operated this battery. Built to oppose Soviet air attack, this complex and those in Great Falls and Lorton were three of thirteen Nike sites that surrounded Washington and Baltimore.
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HM NumberHMPS
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Marker NumberE 98
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:29am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 296313 N 4299009
Decimal Degrees38.81633333, -77.34606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.98', W 77° 20.764'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 58.80" N, 77° 20' 45.84" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Fairfax County Pkwy, Fairfax VA 22030, US
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