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Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Castlewood is approximately 2,110 (1990), 2045 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 879 (1990), 851 (2010).
The amount of land area in Castlewood is 18.631 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.03 sq kilometers.
The distance from Castlewood to Washington DC is 330 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 276 miles. (as the crow flies)
Castlewood is positioned 36.87 degrees north of the equator and 82.28 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Castlewood Historical Events

Early 1800's
Jacob "The Hunter" Cassel, Sr.
Jacob Cassel/Castle, had at least eight wives all Cherokee except Sowege, who was his first wife. Sowege was a Shawnee Indian from PA and the mother of his first born Jacob, Jr.. Jacob was known as "The Hunter". He was one of the Earliest Pioneers in Southwest Virginia and the area called Castlewoods, VA is named for him. During the French and Indian War, Jacob was accused of Treason by siding with the Indians, but he was acquitted, though accounts say it was probablly true since he had strong ties to the Cherokee and Shawnee Tribes. Jacob is mentioned in the Chronicles of Southwest, VA as well as his son Jacob, Jr.

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