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Historical Markers in Craig County, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Craig County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Craig County, VA (7) Alleghany County, VA (22) Botetourt County, VA (43) Giles County, VA (17) Montgomery County, VA (91) Roanoke County, VA (21) Monroe County, WV (39)  CraigCounty(7) Craig County (7)  AlleghanyCounty(22) Alleghany County (22)  BotetourtCounty(43) Botetourt County (43)  GilesCounty(17) Giles County (17)  MontgomeryCounty(91) Montgomery County (91)  RoanokeCounty(21) Roanoke County (21)  MonroeCountyWest Virginia(39) Monroe County (39)
New Castle is the county seat for Craig County
Adjacent to Craig County, Virginia
      Alleghany County (22)  
      Botetourt County (43)  
      Giles County (17)  
      Montgomery County (91)  
      Roanoke County (21)  
      Monroe County, West Virginia (39)  
 
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1 Virginia, Craig County, Captain — KH-5 — Captain
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 . . . Map (db m84157) HM
2 Virginia, Craig County, New Castle — KH-2 — Great Eastern DivideElevation — 2704 Feet
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 . . . Map (db m84180) HM
3 Virginia, Craig County, New Castle — KH-4 — New Castle
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 . . . Map (db m84178) HM
4 Virginia, Craig County, New Castle — 70-Z — Roanoke County / Craig CountyArea 305 square miles / Area 333 square miles
Roanoke County Formed in 1838 from Botetourt and Montgomery, and probably named for Roanoke River. General Andrew Lewis lived here. The city of Roanoke is known as the “Magic City” of the South. Craig County Formed in 1851 from . . . Map (db m228106) HM
5 Virginia, Craig County, Newport — Z-202 — Craig County / Giles County
Craig County. Area 333 square miles. Formed in 1851 from Botetourt, Roanoke, Giles and Monroe. Named for Robert Craig, member of Congress. Craig Healing Springs are in this county. Giles County. Area 369 square . . . Map (db m84146) HM
6 Virginia, Craig County, Paint Bank — Z-209 — Craig County / West Virginia Reported missing
Craig County. Area: 333 square miles. Formed in 1851 from Botetourt, Roanoke, Giles, and Monroe. Named for Robert Craig, member of Congress. Craig Healing Springs are in this county. West Virginia. West Virginia was . . . Map (db m83890) HM
7 Virginia, Craig County, Simmonville — KH-3 — William Addison “Add” CaldwellVirginia Tech’s First Student
Three miles north of here stands the childhood home of William Addison “Add” Caldwell. He walked 28 miles to Blaksburg on 1 October 1872 and became the first student to register at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, now . . . Map (db m84148) HM
 
 
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Apr. 18, 2024