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Captain in Craig County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Captain

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
1. Captain Marker
Inscription. The community of Captain received its unusual name in 1888, when a post office was established in the home of Guy Dingus Huffman, who had served as the captain of Company K, 46th Virginia Infantry Regiment, C.S.A., during the Civil War. Huffman had married Sarah Jane Hutchison, a daughter of Col. Robert Mason Hutchison (a War of 1812 veteran) on 9 Feb. 1853. The couple built their house south of John's Creek on Hutchisonís land. Huffman served as postmaster until his death in 1910. The post office closed in 1935.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KH-5.)
 
Location. 37° 23.551′ N, 80° 27.336′ W. Marker is in Captain, Virginia, in Craig County. Marker is at the intersection of Johns Creek Road (County Route 632) and Route 601 when traveling west on Johns Creek Road. Click for map. Most GPS navigators will take you to Captain. From US 460 take Route 42 to 601 and climb over the mountain on the gravel road to Captain. Route 632 is the paved route from Captain to New Castle via Route 311. Marker is in this post office area: New Castle VA 24127, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Craig County / Giles County
Captain Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
2. Captain Marker
Thatís not the sky through the tree branches. It's the green-treed mountain registering blue-green through the haze.
(approx. 4.5 miles away); Giles County / Montgomery County (approx. 7.5 miles away); Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (approx. 7.8 miles away); Camp John J. Pershing (approx. 10.9 miles away); Eggleston's Springs (approx. 11.1 miles away); Westview Cemetery (approx. 11.3 miles away); Frederick Dewey Durham (approx. 11.3 miles away); a different marker also named Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 11 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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