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War Time Tagging Virtual Cache

Hidden : 07/22/2018
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Geocache Description:

Tagging: Slang A piece of graffiti featuring text, especially the author's name, rather than a picture

Pohick Church is an Episcopal church in the community of Lorton in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Often called the "Mother Church of Northern Virginia", the church is notable for its association with important figures in early Virginia history such as George Washington and George Mason, both of whom served on its vestry. Pohick Episcopal Church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969

However, back in 1860, conditions at Pohick Church had deteriorated to such a state that it is unclear whether or not the building remained a consecrated house of worship at the dawn of the American Civil War

During the war, both the Confederacy and the Union used the church as a stable, and did what bored youngsters do, they tagged the church with their names, dates, and sometimes their units. You can still see the results of their graffiti. Please take the time to view the names on the cornerstones, but don't touch. You don't need to leave the walkway to answer any of the questions on this virtual cache.

Logging Requirements: You must take a picture of yourself (or some personal item) with the church or somewhere on the church grounds , post the picture with your log and answer the following 3 questions by sending me the answers. Please don't take a picture of the answers in your online log

1. Location#1, (posted coordinates), you must email me the date of death of the father of Anne Harris

2. Location#2, you must email me the year that MWR of N.Y. apparently tagged this location.

3. Location#3, There is a "Tribute of Respect" gravestone. To whom is the Tribute of Respect stone dedicated? (Answer starts with the letter "U")

Email or message me the answers.

Pohick Church has Free Admission with Self-Guided Tours, 9 am - 4:30 pm Daily
Please visit only during daylight.

Virtual Reward - 2017/2018

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the Geocaching Blog.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

#1 Ba gur tebhaq (gjb bcgvbaf) #2 Purpx gur Pneivatf #3 Gbc bs gur fgbar

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)