McDowell, Virginia

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McDowell, Virginia
Aerial view of McDowell, Virginia
Aerial view of McDowell, Virginia
McDowell is located in Virginia
McDowell
McDowell
McDowell is located in the United States
McDowell
McDowell
Coordinates: 38°20′08″N 79°29′26″W / 38.33556°N 79.49056°W / 38.33556; -79.49056Coordinates: 38°20′08″N 79°29′26″W / 38.33556°N 79.49056°W / 38.33556; -79.49056
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyHighland
Elevation
2,110 ft (640 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
24458
Area code(s)540
GNIS feature ID1485285[1]

McDowell is an unincorporated community in Highland County, Virginia, United States. McDowell is 7.2 miles (11.6 km) southeast of Monterey, Virginia on U.S. Route 250.[2] It is in the Bullpasture Valley near the mouth of Crab Run on the Bullpasture River.[3] The community was named after James McDowell,[4] governor of Virginia from 1843 to 1846.[5] McDowell is the location of the May 8, 1862 Battle of McDowell during the American Civil War.[6] The community has a post office with ZIP code 24458 that was established in 1828.[7][8]

The Crab Run Lane Truss Bridge, Mansion House, and McClung Farm Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[9]

Entering McDowell from the east on US 250






References[edit]

  1. ^ "McDowell". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Google (15 December 2012). "McDowell, Virginia" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  3. ^ "The National Map". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The origin of certain place names in the United States. Government Printing Office. p. 194.
  5. ^ "McDowell, James, (1795 - 1851)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved January 8, 2013.
  6. ^ "2. McDOWELL (8 May 1862)". National Park Service. 1995. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  7. ^ "Find Locations - McDowell". United States Postal Service. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  8. ^ "Postmaster Finder". United States Postal Service. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  9. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.