Signal Hill (Prince William County, Virginia)

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Signal Hill
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Signal Hill (Prince William County, Virginia) is located in Northern Virginia
Signal Hill (Prince William County, Virginia)
Signal Hill (Prince William County, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Signal Hill (Prince William County, Virginia)
Signal Hill (Prince William County, Virginia) is located in the US
Signal Hill (Prince William County, Virginia)
Location 9301 Signal View Road, Prince William County, Virginia
Nearest city Manassas, Virginia
Coordinates 38°45′5″N 77°26′19″W / 38.75139°N 77.43861°W / 38.75139; -77.43861Coordinates: 38°45′5″N 77°26′19″W / 38.75139°N 77.43861°W / 38.75139; -77.43861
Area 5.9 acres (2.4 ha)
Built 1861 (1861)
MPS Civil War Properties in Prince William County MPS
NRHP Reference # 89001062[1]
Added to NRHP August 8, 1989

Signal Hill is a historic Confederate Army military site in Prince William County, Virginia. It is from this location, a signal station atop the hill, that Confederate observers in 1861 spotted Union Army troops attempting to cross Sudley Ford. The Confederate response to this maneuver began the First Battle of Bull Run.[2]

Part of Signal Hill is now part of a public park owned by the city of Manassas Park; the rest is part of a preservation area belonging to a neighborhood association.[2] The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Cultural Resources" (PDF). Prince William County. Retrieved 2014-03-18.