Nathalie, Virginia

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Nathalie, Virginia
Census-designated place
Nathalie is located in Virginia
Nathalie
Nathalie
Nathalie is located in the US
Nathalie
Nathalie
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
Area
 • Total 3.00 sq mi (7.77 km2)
 • Land 2.98 sq mi (7.71 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation 169 ft (554 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 183
 • Density 61/sq mi (23.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24577
Area code(s) 434
FIPS code 51-55000
GNIS feature ID 1497035

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]

Geography[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.