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Welcome to Captain ...

Captain is located in Craig County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Captain, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Captain is 2,030 feet [619 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Captain lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Captain is located in the (540) area code.

Communities near Captain ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Captain.

  • Blacksburg [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
    • Blacksburg [Montgomery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Captain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,074 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<6>
  • Christiansburg [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christiansburg
    • Christiansburg [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Captain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christiansburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiansburg<6>
  • Radford [Radford City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
    • Radford [Radford City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Captain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,255 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford<6>
  • Pearisburg [Giles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearisburg
    • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Captain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,620 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Narrows [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Captain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<6>
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Captain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<6>
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Captain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Huffman [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffman
      • Huffman [Craig County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Captain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffman have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffman
    • Mountain Lake [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake
      • Mountain Lake [Giles County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Captain
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Captain. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Captain.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Captain. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Captain.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Captain. See our Newspapers Page for Captain.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Captain ...

Looking for more information about Captain? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Captain, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Captain.

Adding Captain to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Captain in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Captain was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Captain on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Captain on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Craig County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Captain. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Craig County: www.co.craig.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Craig, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Captain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Captain) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Captain. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CaptainOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Captain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3924, Longitude: -80.4551       In this case, the coordinates for Captain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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