New River

New River (HM1KX6)

Location: Narrows, VA 24124 Giles County
Country: United States of America
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N 37° 22.174', W 80° 49.161'

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The New River is estimated to be more
than 100 million years old, making it one
of the oldest rivers in the world. It is a
remnant of the prehistoric Teays River.
The first written documentation of the New
River was by explorers Thomas Batte and
Robert Hallow. A Totera Indian guide led
them there on 13 Sept. 1671. First called
Wood's River, most likely for Abraham Wood,
who launched the expedition, it became
known as the New River by the middle of
the 18th century. The New River is known
for its treacherous current and stretches
more than 300 miles through Virginia,
North Carolina, and West Virginia.
HM NumberHM1KX6
Marker NumberKG-19
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 515995 N 4135886
Decimal Degrees37.36956667, -80.81935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.174', W 80° 49.161'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 10.44" N, 80° 49' 9.66" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2000 US-460, Narrows VA 24124, US
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