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Quantico and Woodbridge Virginia are both located in Prince William County a few miles outside of Washington DC on the Potomac River. This is United States Marine Corps country…everything here, the buildings, museums, even the 12,000 residents are Marine Corps. Quantico has been a military base since the American Revolutionary War. The Marines landed here in 1816. Marine Corps Base Quantico, covering over a hundred miles, is the largest base the Marine Corps has. It is known as the “Crossroads of the Marine Corps.” The Marine Corps Officers Candidate School, Research Center and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy are at Quantico. ...

Quantico and Woodbridge Virginia are both located in Prince William County a few miles outside of Washington DC on the Potomac River. This is United States Marine Corps country…everything here, the buildings, museums, even the 12,000 residents are Marine Corps. Quantico has been a military base since the American Revolutionary War. The Marines landed here in 1816. Marine Corps Base Quantico, covering over a hundred miles, is the largest base the Marine Corps has. It is known as the “Crossroads of the Marine Corps.” The Marine Corps Officers Candidate School, Research Center and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy are at Quantico. It is also the principal training facility for the Drug Enforcement Administration. The area was settled in the 16th century by the Algonquin Native American tribe. The name Quantico comes from Native American for “land by the large stream.” In the 17th century tobacco was king here as the area was a bustling stopping point on tobacco roads between New York and Florida.

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Frances Folsom is the author of CitySpot Palermo, a contributor to the Reiskits guides to Milan and Italy's Lakes Region, and Thomas Cook's Independent Traveller USA.

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  • Location: Quantico, Virginia is in Prince William County, located in the Washington Metropolitan Area.
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