Lake Accotink Dam, circa 1918

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Lake Accotink Dam, circa 1918


In 1912, the War Department established a summer camp and rifle range for engineering corps stationed in Washington, DC. During World War I, the camp became a permanent establishment. Known today as Fort Belvoir, the property was originally named Camp A. A. Humphreys after a Union general and distinguished engineer. The Army Corps of Engineers constructed a dam which created Lake Accotink to serve as a water source for the Camp.


Photograph from Fairfax County Public Library, Virginia Room, Photographic Archive