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

Great Eastern Divide

Elevation — 2704 Feet

 
 
Great Eastern Divide Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
1. Great Eastern Divide Marker
Inscription. This point marks a spot along the geographical feature known as the Great Eastern Divide. From here water of Sinking Creek flows southwest into the New River. The New River, probably the oldest stream in eastern North America, becomes the Kanawha before joining the Ohio, the Mississippi, and eventually the Gulf of Mexico. From this spot water of Meadow Creek flows northeast to New Castle where it joins Craigs Creek, which in turn flows into the James River and ultimately into the Atlantic Ocean.
 
Erected 1984 by Virginia Historic Landmark Commission. (Marker Number KH-2.)
 
Location. 37° 26.632′ N, 80° 12.851′ W. Marker is near New Castle, Virginia, in Craig County. Marker is on Cumberland Gap Road (Virginia Route 42) 8.2 miles west of New Castle, on the left when traveling west. 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 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Addison “Add” Caldwell (approx. 2.5 miles away); Audie Murphy Monument (approx. 5.5 miles away); New Castle (approx. 6.9 miles away); Catawba Sanatorium
Great Eastern Divide Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
2. Great Eastern Divide Marker
(approx. 7.4 miles away); Craig County / West Virginia (approx. 11.3 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Great Eastern Divide (approx. 11.5 miles away in West Virginia); Roanoke College (approx. 12.2 miles away); Battle of Hanging Rock (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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