The New River

The New River (HMRQW)

Location: Radford, VA 24141
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N 37° 8.415', W 80° 34.601'

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Not "new" at all, the New River, the second oldest in the world, is more than 320 million years old. Only the Nile is older. The river received its original English name, Wood's River, perhaps from Colonel Abraham Wood who explored the area in 1654, from the 1671 expedition on which he sent Thomas Batte and Robert Hallom, or from Thomas Wood (possibly his son) who died on the 1671 trip. The name New derives from New Brittaine or New Virginia, for the western territory of the Carolinas and Virginia where the river begins, as mentioned after 1651 in official London reports.
Marker NumberK 25
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 1:07am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] TLCROSIER  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 537595 N 4110514
Decimal Degrees37.14025000, -80.57668333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 8.415', W 80° 34.601'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 8' 24.90" N, 80° 34' 36.06" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6248 Lee Highway, Radford VA 24141, US
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