Fort Hunt

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Fort Hunt was part of the Endicott system of seacoast defenses erected between 1889 and 1901 to guard twenty-six major ports. As the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., was given priority in the construction of this system of modern concrete and earthen gun and mortar emplacements. Located at Sheridan Point overlooking the Potomac in Fairfax County, the complex was equipped with four concrete batteries and various support structures. Fort Hunt was garrisoned until World War I, never having experienced action. In 1933, the property was transferred to the National Park Service, and the following year the Civilian Conservation Corps developed the site into a recreational area. During World War II the fort was reoccupied by the military and served as an interrogation site for captured German and Japanese officers. Fort Hunt was returned to the National Park Service in 1948.

Last Updated: April 29, 2024

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

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