Captain (HM1KXO)

Location: New Castle, VA 24127 Craig County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 23.551', W 80° 27.336'

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The community of Captain received its
unusual name in 1888, when a post office
was established in the home of Guy Dingus
Huffman, who had served as the captain
of Company K, 46th Virginia Infantry
Regiment, C.S.A., during the Civil War.
Huffman had married Sarah Jane Hutchison,
a daughter of Col. Robert Mason Hutchison
(a War of 1812 veteran) on 9 Feb. 1853.
The couple built their house south of
Joh''s Creek on Hutchison's land. Huffman
served as postmaster until his death in 1910.
The post office closed in 1935.
Marker NumberKH-5
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 548188 N 4138555
Decimal Degrees37.39251667, -80.45560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 23.551', W 80° 27.336'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 23' 33.06" N, 80° 27' 20.16" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near State Rte 632, New Castle VA 24127, US
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