Army wants to transfer some land at Fort Monroe

Saturday - 3/30/2013, 11:50am EDT

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) -- The Army plans to immediately transfer more than half of the land at Fort Monroe to the state of Virginia.

The military deactivated the post in 2011 and a national monument was created on portions of the property.

Fort Monroe was the third-oldest U.S. Army post in continuous active service until it closed.

The Army recently notified Virginia officials that it intends to transfer 313 acres of the 565-acre Hampton fort right away, although there are issues that still need to be resolved.

Fort Monroe Authority Executive Director Glenn Oder tells The Virginian-Pilot ( that among those issues are the boundaries of the land being transferred.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot,

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