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Our Genealogy Helper for New Castle ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about New Castle (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for New Castle. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

New Castle is located in Craig County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Craig County: Alleghany, Botetourt, Giles, Montgomery, Roanoke & Monroe (WV).

Below are the counties that are near New Castle. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to New Castle:

  • Craig County     (The home county of New Castle)
    • Abbott [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Craig County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Simmonsville [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simmonsville
      • Simmonsville [Craig County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simmonsville
    • Huffman [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffman
      • Huffman [Craig County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffman
    • Captain [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Captain
      • Captain [Craig County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Captain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Captain
  • Alleghany County
    • Rich Patch [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Patch
      • Rich Patch [Alleghany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Patch
    • Moss Run [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Run
      • Moss Run [Alleghany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Run
    • Low Moor [Alleghany County]
    • Selma [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Alleghany County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
    • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Forge
      • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Forge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton Forge<3>
    • Iron Gate [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Gate
      • Iron Gate [Alleghany County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Gate
  • Bedford City
    • Bedford [Bedford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
      • Bedford [Bedford City] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<3>
  • Bedford County
    • Villamont [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villamont
      • Villamont [Bedford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villamont
    • Montvale [Bedford County]
    • Chamblissburg [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamblissburg
      • Chamblissburg [Bedford County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamblissburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamblissburg
    • Moneta [Bedford County]
    • Radford [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford [Bedford County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
    • Goode [Bedford County]
  • Botetourt County
    • Fincastle [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fincastle
      • Fincastle [Botetourt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<3>
    • Daleville [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Botetourt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<3>
    • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Botetourt County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloverdale<3>
    • Troutville [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutville
      • Troutville [Botetourt County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<3>
    • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Tree Village
      • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Tree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Tree Village
    • Runaway Village [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runaway Village
      • Runaway Village [Botetourt County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runaway Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runaway Village
    • Laymantown [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laymantown
      • Laymantown [Botetourt County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laymantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laymantown
    • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<3>
    • Lithia [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lithia
      • Lithia [Botetourt County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lithia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lithia
    • Salisbury [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Botetourt County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • Springwood [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springwood
      • Springwood [Botetourt County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springwood
    • Haden [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haden
      • Haden [Botetourt County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haden
  • Covington City
    • Covington [Covington City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
      • Covington [Covington City] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<3>
  • Franklin County
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<3>
    • Algoma [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Franklin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
    • Rocky Mount [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Franklin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<3>
    • Ferrum [Franklin County]
    • Union Hall [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall [Franklin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<3>
  • Giles County
    • Mountain Lake [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake
      • Mountain Lake [Giles County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake
    • Newport [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Giles County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<3>
    • Pearisburg [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearisburg
      • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<3>
    • Narrows [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<3>
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Creek
      • Rich Creek [Giles County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Creek<3>
  • Montgomery County
    • Elliston [Montgomery County]
    • Mount Tabor Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Tabor Village
      • Mount Tabor Village [Montgomery County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Tabor Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Tabor Village
    • Shawsville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawsville
      • Shawsville [Montgomery County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawsville<3>
    • Blacksburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Montgomery County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<3>
    • Ellett [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellett
      • Ellett [Montgomery County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellett
    • McBryde Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McBryde Village
      • McBryde Village [Montgomery County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McBryde Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McBryde Village
    • Sundance Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundance Village
      • Sundance Village [Montgomery County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sundance Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sundance Village
    • Merrimac [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrimac
      • Merrimac [Montgomery County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrimac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimac
    • Old Farm Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Farm Village
      • Old Farm Village [Montgomery County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Farm Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Farm Village
    • Raintree Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raintree Village
      • Raintree Village [Montgomery County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raintree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree Village
    • Christiansburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christiansburg
      • Christiansburg [Montgomery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,399 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christiansburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiansburg<3>
    • Oak Grove [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Montgomery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
  • Radford City
    • Radford [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford [Radford City] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford<3>
  • Roanoke City
    • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
      • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,058 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<3>
    • Buena Vista [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Roanoke City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Garden City [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Roanoke City] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
  • Roanoke County
    • Mason Cove [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason Cove
      • Mason Cove [Roanoke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason Cove
    • Hanging Rock [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanging Rock
      • Hanging Rock [Roanoke County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanging Rock
    • Hollins [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
      • Hollins [Roanoke County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<3>
    • Wabun [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabun
      • Wabun [Roanoke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabun
    • Cave Spring [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
      • Cave Spring [Roanoke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
    • Vinton [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<3>
    • Montgomery Village [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery Village
      • Montgomery Village [Roanoke County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery Village
    • Bent Mountain [Roanoke County]
  • Rockbridge County
    • Glasgow [Rockbridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Rockbridge County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
  • Salem City
    • Salem [Salem City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Salem City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
    • Sunset Village [Salem City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
      • Sunset Village [Salem City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Village
  • Greenbrier County (WV)
    • Tuckahoe [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckahoe
      • Tuckahoe [Greenbrier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckahoe
    • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Sulphur Springs
      • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,325 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Sulphur Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Sulphur Springs<3>
    • Wild Meadow [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wild Meadow
      • Wild Meadow [Greenbrier County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wild Meadow
    • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronceverte
      • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,649 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronceverte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronceverte<3>
    • Fairlea [Greenbrier County]
    • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
      • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<3>
    • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Spring
      • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Spring
    • Anthony [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anthony
      • Anthony [Greenbrier County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anthony
    • Frazier [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frazier
      • Frazier [Greenbrier County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frazier
    • Clendenenville [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenenville
      • Clendenenville [Greenbrier County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenenville
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<3>
    • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Spring
      • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falling Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Spring
  • Monroe County (WV)
    • Hollywood [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of New Castle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
    • Hillsdale [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsdale
      • Hillsdale [Monroe County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of New Castle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsdale
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterstown
      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of New Castle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<3>
  • Summers County (WV)

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to New Castle, see our County-by-County Page for New Castle.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of New Castle ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Castle.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of New Castle. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of New Castle and those printed in the larger area surrounding New Castle.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km] of New Castle.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to New Castle:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near New Castle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New Castle.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for New Castle covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • West View Cemetery
  • Leffel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Leffel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Leffel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leffel Cemetery
  • Huffman Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Huffman Memorial Park
    • Huffman Memorial Park has also been known as:
    • Chestnut Grove Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffman Memorial Park
  • Looney Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Looney Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Looney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Looney Cemetery
  • Nutter Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nutter Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nutter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Cemetery
  • Harper Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harper Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harper Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Lee Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lee Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Cemetery
    • Paxton Cemetery
    • Crawford Memorial Cemetery
    • Huffman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Huffman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Huffman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffman Cemetery
    • Brickey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brickey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brickey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickey Cemetery
    • McCartney Family Cemetery
    • Hebron UMC Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hebron UMC Cemetery
      • The Hebron UMC Cemetery is located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle.Hebron UMC Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of New Castle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron UMC Cemetery
    • Caldwell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Caldwell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Caldwell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Caldwell Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of New Castle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caldwell Cemetery
    • Sarver Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sarver Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sarver Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sarver Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarver Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that New Castle had a population of 214 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, New Castle had a population of 155 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from New Castle, with the one closest to New Castle listed first.

  • New Castle [Craig County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
    • New Castle [Craig County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of New Castle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 214 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Castle had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<3>
  • Looney [Craig County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Looney
    • Looney [Craig County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Looney had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Looney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Looney
  • Abbott [Craig County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
    • Abbott [Craig County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of New Castle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Abbott had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
  • Craigs Creek [Craig County] - Historic
    • While Craigs Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigs Creek
    • Craigs Creek [Craig County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of New Castle
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Craigs Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigs Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Gunn [Craig County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunn
    • Gunn [Craig County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of New Castle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gunn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gunn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunn
  • Catawba [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catawba
    • Catawba [Roanoke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of New Castle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Catawba had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catawba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catawba
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catawba<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Moomaw [Roanoke County] - Historic
      • While Moomaw was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moomaw
      • Moomaw [Roanoke County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of New Castle
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Moomaw had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moomaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Potts Creek [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potts Creek
      • Potts Creek [Alleghany County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of New Castle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Potts Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potts Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potts Creek
    • Paint Bank [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paint Bank
      • Paint Bank [Craig County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of New Castle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Paint Bank had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paint Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paint Bank
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paint Bank<3>
    • Sinking Creek [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinking Creek
      • Sinking Creek [Craig County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of New Castle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sinking Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sinking Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinking Creek
    • Sweet Springs [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Springs
      • Sweet Springs [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of New Castle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sweet Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Springs
    • Daleville [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Botetourt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<3>
    • Amsterdam [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amsterdam
      • Amsterdam [Botetourt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of New Castle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 113 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Amsterdam had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amsterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amsterdam
    • Fincastle [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fincastle
      • Fincastle [Botetourt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of New Castle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 763 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fincastle had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<3>
    • Sweet Chalybeate [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Chalybeate
      • Sweet Chalybeate [Alleghany County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of New Castle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sweet Chalybeate had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Chalybeate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Chalybeate

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around New Castle. See our List of 1890's Communities around New Castle.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for New Castle ...

While our initial data about New Castle came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of New Castle in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about New Castle.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for New Castle:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

Shell Oil Road Map for Virginia (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found New Castle in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for New Castle for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for New Castle. See our Misc Page for New Castle for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Castle. 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Castle) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Castle. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New CastleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Castle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5024, Longitude: -80.1115    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about New Castle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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