Nathalie, Virginia

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Nathalie, Virginia
Nathalie is located in Virginia
Nathalie is located in the US
Coordinates: 36°56′06″N 78°56′50″W / 36.93500°N 78.94722°W / 36.93500; -78.94722Coordinates: 36°56′06″N 78°56′50″W / 36.93500°N 78.94722°W / 36.93500; -78.94722
CountryUnited States
 • Total3.00 sq mi (7.77 km2)
 • Land2.98 sq mi (7.71 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
169 ft (554 m)
 • Total183
 • Density61/sq mi (23.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)434
FIPS code51-55000
GNIS feature ID1497035

Nathalie is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Halifax County, Virginia, United States, in the south-central region of the state.[1] The population as of the 2010 census was 183.[2]


Located in northern Halifax County at 36°56′6″N 78°56′50″W / 36.93500°N 78.94722°W / 36.93500; -78.94722 (36.9348619, −78.9472347), at an altitude of 524 feet (160 m), it lies along Road 603 15 miles (24 km) north of the town of Halifax, the county seat of Halifax County.[1] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.06 km2), or 0.76%, are water.[2] The community is drained by tributaries of Catawba Creek, which flows northeast to the Roanoke River at Clarkton.


It received its name in 1890 or 1891, being named after Natalie Otey (not "Nathalie"), daughter of Mrs. Rebecca Wimbish, an important local landowner.[3] Prior to that time, the village at this location was considered to be a part of the Nathaniel Barksdale plantation. It had included a church since 1773 (the first Catawba Baptist Church) and a post office since 1828.[4] This post office continues to operate today with the ZIP code of 24577.[5]

The Clarkton Bridge over the Roanoke or "Staunton" River 4 miles (6 km) northeast of town was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[6]


  1. ^ a b Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '09. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2009, p. 106.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Nathalie CDP, Virginia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "Nathalie - Largest Rural Mail Route in the U.S." from 1974 article in the Gazette-Virginian by Hugh D. Koontz, II.
  4. ^ History of Nathalie, Virginia, based on information from History of Halifax (2 vols.), 1978, by Pocahontas Edmunds, ASIN: B0007AN8NO
  5. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  6. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.