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Fort Eustis W-56 | Marker History

Fort Eustis Marker, W-56

Fort Eustis is named for a native Virginian, Gen. Abraham Eustis (1786 – 1843), a commander of Fort Monroe. In March 1918, the U.S. government established Camp Abraham Eustis as a coast artillery training center; it was designated a fort in 1923. It then served as a Federal Emergency Relief Administration transient camp during the Great Depression, an antiaircraft artillery training center, a prisoner of war camp during World War II, and the headquarters for the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. It later housed the Transportation Corps Regiment. The colonial-era Matthew Jones House and the remains of Fort Crawford, a Civil War site, survive on the post grounds.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 2001
Region: Tidewater Region
Geographic Location: Newport News
Physical Description of Location: 16899-16941 Warwick Blvd (Route 60), Newport News, VA 23603.
GPS Location: 37.175599,-76.569635
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