The Carrollton Nike Missile Battery, N-75, was operational by 1954 and was one of eight bases that made up the Norfolk Defense Area. As with all continental bases, it consisted of two areas: a launch area and a control area. These two sites were connected by an underground cable system that enabled them to communicate. In 1963, this base ceased to be used as a missile site, and the Army Signal Corps used it as a RADAR site.
The former Nike-Ajax missile base is now home to the Isle of Wight County Parks and Recreation Department. The park, over 100 acres in size, offers different recreational activities and features softball and soccer fields, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, picnic areas, nature and mountain bike trails, skate park, playgrounds, senior center and a recreation hall. In addition, there are fishing opportunities in Jones Creek.
Last Updated: 3/5/2015 12:07 PM