There are 6 US Army bases located in the state of Virginia.
Originally known as Camp A. A. Humphreys during the start of World War One, it became known as Fort Belvoir in the 1930s to honor the Belvoir estate. The army base was the original home of the Army Engineer School before it was moved to Fort Leonard Wood.
Located on Mulberry Island, the army created Fort Eustis in 1918 after purchasing the land as part of a build-up for World War 1. Known originally as Camp Abraham Eustis and was home to a balloon observation school. It got its name from Brevit Brigadier General Abraham Eustis, who had commanded at nearby Fort Monroe.
Camp Lee was created in Virginia just a couple weeks after war was declared with Germany during World War 1. Construction began in 1917 and within six months, more than 10,000 troops were stationed there. After WW1, the area was turned into a game reserve.
Fort Monroe occupies land that was originally Fort Algernourne in the early 17th century although it only lasted a few years before being burned to the ground. Fort George occupied the site in the 18th century but it was destroyed by a hurricane in 1749.
Fort Myer was created during the Civil War in Virginia. Originally known as Fort Whipple, it was renamed for Brigadier General Albert J. Myer in 1880 when it became an important army installation for the Signal Corps, and a base for Army cavalry.
At one point Fort Story was a sub-installation of Fort Eustis located on the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay. It first became a military installation in 1914. It was named after Gen. John Patton Story, who was well known for coastal artillery. The base died down after World War 1...