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

New Castle

 
 
New Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
1. New Castle Marker
Inscription. This place became the county seat when Craig County was formed in 1851. The courthouse was built in 1851 and remodeled in 1935. General Averell passed through New Castle in his raid of December, 1863, and General Hunter in June, 1864. The town was incorporated in 1890.
 
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.
New Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
2. New Castle Marker
Wikipedia: New Castle (historically spelled as one word; “Newcastle”) is the only town in Craig County. The population was 153 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat.

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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The 1940 Old Brick Hotel image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
3. The 1940 Old Brick Hotel
On Main and Court Streets, across from the courthouse.
One of the Log Houses In New Castle image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
4. One of the Log Houses In New Castle
On Court Street, next to the hotel.
Two Story Log House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
5. Two Story Log House
On Market Street at Court Street, next to the supermarket.
 
 
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 246 times since then and 31 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.
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