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  West Point Airport Transportation - West Point Airport Service - West Point Airport Shuttle - West Point Airport Vans ...
Historic West Point, Virginia is located in East-Central Virginia, where the Mattaponi River and Pamunkey River join to form the York River.
A comfortable community of about 3000 people, West Point is surrounded by the rural counties of New Kent, King William, and King and Queen.
West Point is the Gateway to the Middle Peninsula, connecting Central Virginia and the Middle Peninsula, and is a vital center of Industry and Commerce.
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  President Bush Delivers Graduation Speech at West Point
West Point produced the chief engineer of the Panama Canal, the mind behind the Manhattan Project, the first American to walk in space.
West Point is guided by tradition, and in honor of the "Golden Children of the Corps," -- (applause) -- I will observe one of the traditions you cherish most.
West Point graduates of the 1940s saw the rise of a deadly new challenge -- the challenge of imperial communism -- and opposed it from Korea to Berlin, to Vietnam, and in the Cold War, from beginning to end.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2002/06/20020601-3.html   (2759 words)

  
  West Point, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
West Point is a town located in King William County, Virginia.
The York River is formed at West Point by the confluence of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers.
In 1691, the Virginia General Assembly directed that West Point be created a port of entry and in 1705 the burgesses authorized the town to qualify as a 'free borough' and named it Delaware, for Governor Thomas West, third Lord Delaware.
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 United States Military Academy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is located in West Point, New York, on the west bank of the Hudson River about 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City, and occupies 16,000 acres (65 km²) adjacent to the village of Highland Falls, New York in Orange County.
West Point began collegiate tradition of the class ring, beginning with the class of 1835, and continuing ever since.
West Point is often the first place for automobile tourists to stop and view on the New York City to Albany scenic Hudson River route.
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 West Point Light House: About the Lighthouse
The West Point Lighthouse was constructed in 1875 and was first lit on May 21, 1876.
With a total height of 20.6 meters (67 feet 8 inches) from ground to vane, West Point Lighthouse is the tallest and most pleasing of the square design lighthouses on the Island.
As the first lighthouse built by the federal government on the Island, the lighthouse is associated with the transfer of responsibility for aids to navigation from the colonial government to the new Federal Department of Marine.
www.westpointlighthouse.com /about.htm   (649 words)

  
 West Point, Iowa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
West Point is in northern Lee county in the extreme south east corner of Iowa.
West Point has a new library and museum, a new fire station, a new sewage plant, has rebuilt it's water system and is supplied from a 500,000 gallon tower north of the city, which is owned by The Rathbun Rural Water Association.
The population of West Point is 980 (2000 census), which is down from it's peak of 1333 in 1890.
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 MSN Encarta - West Point
West Point is located in Orange County, New York, on the western bank of the Hudson River, about 80 km (50 mi) north of New York City.
As the key to the defense of the Hudson River valley, it was strongly fortified by the Americans; an iron chain was laid across the river between West Point and Constitution Island to prevent British vessels from proceeding up the river.
West Point became U.S. government property in 1790, and the military academy was established there in 1802.
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 AllRefer.com - West Point, United States (Miscellaneous U.S. Geography) - Encyclopedia
West Point, U.S. military post, since 1802 seat of the United States Military Academy.
On the high west bank of the Hudson River N of New York City, West Point was the site of Revolutionary forts guarding the Hudson.
The plan of Benedict Arnold to surrender (1780) West Point to the British was discovered with the capture of Major John AndrE.
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 West Point
The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York is located on the west bank of the Hudson River, approximately 50 miles north of New York City and 15 miles south of Newburgh, New York.
West Point was officially recognized for its historical significance and contributions to the country in 1960 when this rocky highland was declared a National Historic Landmark.
West Point's role in American history dates back to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/west-point.htm   (1106 words)

  
 History of West Point   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In 1691, an act by the General Assembly arranged the purchase from West Point Plantation of 50 acres of land for the development of Delaware Town.
West Point became an incorporated town in 1870 and soon became a thriving commercial port and resort destination.
West Point was also the first terminus for the Richmond York River Railroad, another factor in the Town's growth.
www.west-point.va.us /history.html   (399 words)

  
 West Point
West Point, Georgia, United States [City]; population was 3,571 in 1990; housing units was 1,524 in 1990; location is 32°53'N 85°10'W; land area is 4.41 square miles (2,822 acres); water area is 0.13 square miles (81 acres); FIPS code is 82132 [SourceCBP]
West Point, Mississippi, United States [City]; population was 8,489 in 1990; housing units was 3,397 in 1990; location is 33°36'N 88°39'W; land area is 4.82 square miles (3,087 acres); water area is 0.01 square miles (5 acres); FIPS code is 79120 [SourceCBP]
West Point, Virginia, United States [Town]; population was 2,938 in 1990; housing units was 1,184 in 1990; location is 37°33'N 76°48'W; land area is 4.72 square miles (3,024 acres); water area is 1.54 square miles (983 acres); FIPS code is 84960 [SourceCBP]
www.placesnamed.com /w/e/west_point.asp   (1031 words)

  
 West Point in the Making of America
It stood on a commanding bluff overlooking the Hudson River at West Point, New York, 50 miles north of Manhattan.
West Point became an important American institution in the years before the Civil War, establishing itself as the country’s finest school of engineering and science.
During the later years of the 19th century, West Point focused on a more narrowly military curriculum and its graduates formed the heart of the army’s officer corps.
americanhistory.si.edu /westpoint/history_1.html   (314 words)

  
 Infamous Benedict Arnold -- Selling West Point
Arnold’s command included not only West Point but also the area from Fishskill to King’s Ferry, the infantry and cavalry on the east side of the river down to British lines, and the forts at Stoney Point and Verplanck’s Point.
West Point was poised at a sharp curve in the Hudson River.
Furthermore, at this point in time, if Arnold would have surrendered West Point, Washington would have had to retreat from his current position in New York, break off his plans to unite with the French to attack Clinton in New York, and leave French troops vulnerable in Long Island.
www.si.umich.edu /spies/stories-arnold-3.html   (665 words)

  
 WEST POINT -- CUMING COUNTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Our town, West Point, began in March 1857 when some Omaha businessmen and a group of Easterners formed the "Nebraska Settlement Association." A committee was appointed to scout the Elkhorn Valley for a good town site.
West Point's railroad era ended abruptly in the 1980s when heavy rains washed out many areas of the track between Norfolk and Hooper.
West Point's big "Octoberfest" is a tribute to its predominantly German heritage.
www.casde.unl.edu /history/counties/cuming/westpoint/westpoint.htm   (665 words)

  
 Today in History: March 16
Colonel Sylvanus Thayer, superintendent at West Point from 1817 to 1833 is credited with instituting the high standards of discipline and scholarship for which the Academy is known today.
After graduation from West Point, commissioned officers put their technical skills to work for the U.S. government in construction of canals, roads, railroads, and other internal improvements needed to facilitate westward expansion.
See, for example, the West Academic Building or the Warner House, the original portion of which is said to have been part of a 1782 Revolutionary War barracks.
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 West Point UNWIRED   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
West Point considered all of the options for wireless networking: 802.11a, 802.11b and the draft 802.11g, before deciding on an 802.11a solution.
West Point’s pilot project to test the security, viability and effectiveness of classroom wireless connectivity concluded successfully in the fall of 2002.
For that pilot, West Point installed access points in more than 90 classrooms and labs, and had approximately 450 participants in mathematics and English classes connecting to the network using their notebook computers in classrooms.
www.comnews.com /stories/articles/c0603cover.htm   (2177 words)

  
 West Point Lighthouse, Washington at Lighthousefriends.com
When the Lake Washington Ship Canal was completed just north of West Point in 1917, the lighthouse also served as a marker to the entrance of this liquid link between Puget Sound and Lake Union and Lake Washington.
The West Point Treatment Plant, capable of processing 133 millions gallons of wastewater per day, was completed east of the lighthouse in 1966.
In late 2002, the West Point Lighthouse was declared surplus by the federal government under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000.
www.lighthousefriends.com /light.asp?ID=33   (797 words)

  
 West Point Employment Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
All West Point Schools are fully accredited by Standards of Learning since its inception.
West Point is centrally located with access to varied points of interest.
West Point is 30 minutes from Williamsburg, 45 minutes from Richmond, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Virginia Beach, and 2 hours from Washington DC.
www.wpps.k12.va.us /jobs.htm   (205 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online: WEST POINT, TX
West Point is north of State Highway 71 twelve miles west of La Grange in western Fayette County.
Highway 71 bypassed West Point one mile to the south, and some of the community moved to the new highway.
The farmland around West Point was devoted primarily to the production of corn and oil and gas from the Austin Chalk formation.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/WW/hlw21.html   (393 words)

  
 West Point Lodge, Bed and Breakfast, B&B Holiday Lodgings / Accommodation, Spanish Point, Co. Clare, West Coast Ireland.
West Point Lodge, Bed and Breakfast, B&B Holiday Lodgings / Accommodation, Spanish Point, Co. Clare, West Coast Ireland.
West Point Lodge offers the very best in comfortable accommodaiton and Irish welcomes.
West Point Lodge is an ideal stopping place between Kerry and Connemara.
homepage.eircom.net /~westpointlodge   (142 words)

  
 West-Point.ORG, The West Point Connection - Home
West-Point.Org is a 501(c)(3) organization connecting almost 30,000 USMA grads, parents, and friends of West Point since 1996.
Cralle, the second-oldest living graduate from West Point, was recently honored by the West Point Society of Williamsburg during its annual Summer Family Picnic.
Whitehouse entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1923 through the Virginia National Guard, unlike most cadets, who are appointed by recommendation from a congressman or senator.
www.west-point.org   (1729 words)

  
 West Point Treatment Plant, Seattle, Washington -- King County Wastewater Treatment Division
Every day, the West Point Plant cost-effectively treats wastewater and stormwater from homes, offices, schools, agencies, businesses and industries in Seattle, north King County, south Snohomish County, and some areas of Lake Washington.
West Point's wastewater treatment process produces valuable byproducts that can be reused within the plant and throughout the region, including:
Biosolids, the nutrient-rich organic matter produced by treating wastewater solids, are used as a soil amendment for dryland and irrigated agriculture, forest fertilization and is composted for landscaping and gardening.
dnr.metrokc.gov /wtd/westpoint   (936 words)

  
 West Point Elementary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The mission of West Point Elementary School is to provide opportunities for each student to learn skills, acquire knowledge, and develop character necessary to become successful citizens.
West Point Elementary is a large rural school located in Northwestern Cullman County, Alabama.
West Point Elementary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
www.ccboe.org /wpe   (127 words)

  
 USMA: West Point Museum
Its collections include nearly all aspects of military history and encompass the history of West Point and the United States Military Academy, the evolution of warfare, and the development of the American Armed Forces.
Based upon captured British materials brought to West Point after the British defeat at Saratoga in 1777, the Museum collections actually predate the founding of the United States Military Academy.
In 1854 the first public museum was opened and in 1989 the West Point Museum in Olmsted Hall opened at Pershing Center.
www.usma.edu /Museum   (235 words)

  
 Download the West Point Bridge Designer 2006
The West Point Bridge Designer 2007 will introduce you to engineering through an authentic, hands-on design experience.
The West Point Bridge Designer is provided and intended solely for educational use.
Use of the West Point Bridge Designer for commercial or construction purposes is strictly prohibited.
bridgecontest.usma.edu /download.htm   (229 words)

  
 West Point, Nebraska: Official City of West Point Nebraska Web Site
Also, there are only two RV camping spots available at the Neligh Park instead of seven during the construction process.
West Point Nebraska Sesquicentennial July 3, 4, 5, and 6 2008.
Order your copy of "The History of West Point" by contacting the city office at (402)372-2466.
www.ci.west-point.ne.us   (135 words)

  
 Lake West Point Info - West Point Lake Georgia Information
West Point Lake information is an internet site packed with information for the history buff and especially for the vacationer seeking an adventurous vacation on West Point Lake.
West Point Lake, the biggest attraction of 11 fishing areas including trout streams in Bartow County, offers great fishing for all ages and skill levels.
Whether you're in need of a romantic getaway, a place to meet and retreat, or simply time away with the family, you're sure to make fond memories here.
www.georgialakeinfo.com /westpointe   (106 words)

  
 Lake West Point Lots  for Sale | Georgia Lake Lots for Sale | West Point Lake
West Point Lake, offer is for individual lots for sale.
Located a short drive from LaGrange Georgia, and an easy drive South on I-85 from Atlanta, West Point is one of the least crowded Corp of Engineers lake in the Georgia system.
West Point is a large lake, with nearly 26,000 acres of water surface and 525 miles of shoreline.
cowetafayetterealestate.com /Lake_West_Point_Lots_info.htm   (806 words)

  
 West Point Travel Guide:West Point, Prince Edward Island, hotels, restaurants, activities & attractions
West Point Travel Guide:West Point, Prince Edward Island, hotels, restaurants, activities and attractions
West Point - Prince Edward Island - Canada    Wednesday October 10, 2007 12:01 am
Please ensure you take whatever steps you deem necessary to confirm the accuracy of this information.
westpoint.explored.ca   (292 words)

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