New Castle in Craig County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number KH-4.)
Location. 37° 30′ N, 80° 6.551′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Virginia, in Craig County. Marker is on Salem Avenue (Virginia Route 311) near Albert Street (County Route 634), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. 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. Great Eastern Divide (approx. 6.9 miles away); Catawba Sanatorium (approx. 8.2 miles away); William Addison “Add” Caldwell (approx. 9.4 miles away); Breckinridge Mill (approx. 10.9 miles away); Audie Murphy Monument (approx. 11.3 miles away); Ann Royall / Sweet Springs (approx. 11½ miles away in West Virginia); Rowan Memorial Home (approx. 11½ miles away in West Virginia); Governor John Floyd (approx. 11½ miles away in West Virginia).
Regarding New Castle.
Two notable geophysical features of the town are the high cliffs just west of the city (which keeps the New River watershed flowing north away from New Castle) and Johns Creek gorge featuring some challenging whitewater (James River watershed). Due to an old land charter however, paddling Johns Creek is currently banned by the landowner.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on June 6, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 6, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.