2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 25 Jul 2005 06:42:34 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] More about Ft. A.P. Hill (VA)
Push for Growth Intrudes on Rural Military Outpost

By Michelle Boorstein
Washington Post 
July 24, 2005

The community of New Post has a name, but that's about it.

When Alexander Spotswood named the rural intersection in Spotsylvania
County in the early 1700s, the site was akin to a main post office for
the colonial countryside.

And in the contemporary, somewhat less rough-and-tumble definition of
"the country," New Post hasn't changed significantly. There is a farm on
one corner of the intersection, a small driving range on another and a
few small housing developments nearby.

"It's on the map as New Post, and that's about as far as it's gone,"
said Gary Jackson (R-Salem), a member of the county's Board of Supervisors.

But the Washington growth equation abhors a vacuum, and developers have
their eyes on New Post. Development coming to New Post means it also is
coming to its neighbor, Fort A.P. Hill, a 76,000-acre Army training
facility just over the border in Caroline County. Soldiers, police
officers and agents of various stripes go there to shoot, blow things up
and practice surviving in the middle of nowhere.


For the entire article, see


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