Nathalie, Virginia

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Nathalie, Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Location of Nathalie, Virginia: the red dot
Location of Nathalie, Virginia: the red dot
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
Country United States
State Virginia
County Halifax
Elevation 169 ft (554 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 183
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24577
Area code(s) 434

Nathalie is a 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 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 554 feet (169 m),[3] it lies along Road 603 north of the town of Halifax, the county seat of Halifax County.[1] It received its name in 1890 or 1891, being named after Natalie Otey (not Nathalie), daughter of Mrs. Rebecca Wimbish, an important local landowner.[4] 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.[5] This post office continues to operate today with the ZIP code of 24577.[6] The population of the ZCTA for ZIP code 24577 was 5,529 at the 2000 census.[7]

The Clarkton Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[8]


  1. ^ a b Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '09. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2009, p. 106.
  2. ^ Virginia Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-06-08.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nathalie, Virginia
  4. ^ Nathalie - Largest Rural Mail Route in the U.S. from 1974 article in the Gazette-Virginian by Hugh D. Koontz, II.
  5. ^ History of Nathalie, Virginia, based on information from History of Halifax (2 vols.), 1978, by Pocahontas Edmunds, ASIN: B0007AN8NO
  6. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.