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What You Need to Know About Crowells Corner, VA

May 16, 2022

Crowells Corner is a quintessential American small town, nestled along the banks of the Rapidan River. The population is approximately 1,200 people, with nearly 400 of those in the small town of Crowells Corner. Most of the town’s residents are lifelong locals.  The surrounding area is largely agricultural. Most of the town’s businesses are located on Main Street.  As with most small towns, Crowells Corner has a local history worth exploring. It’s also home to several historic buildings that have been preserved and restored.  The following information will help you discover the hidden gem that is Crowells Corner, VA.

What is the History of Crowells Corner, VA?

Crowells Corner is named after Daniel Crowell, who settled there in 1809. He had purchased the land from a local woman named Ann Phillips.  The town was originally called “Crowells Corner” after the first settler. However, the post office chose to call the town “Crowells Corner, VA” after the fact that the original town name was “Crowells Corner.”   Crowells Corner was originally a stop along the Richmond and Danville Railroad. That railroad was built in the late 1800s and ran from Richmond to Danville, VA.   A railroad depot was built in Crowells Corner in 1910, and it served as a train station until 1932. However, the town’s location made it easy to be bypassed by trains during World War II.  As a result, Crowells Corner became a popular stop for families making treks along the Appalachian Trail. The town still has a number of trailside hostels and camps.

Where is Crowells Corner, VA?

Crowells Corner is located in Amherst County, VA, along the banks of the Rapidan River. It’s roughly 70 miles from Richmond and 60 miles from Lynchburg.  The Amherst County Courthouse is located in the middle of Main Street.

What to See in Crowells Corner, VA

- The Amherst County Courthouse - Main Street Businesses - The Historic Train Depot - The Historic Crowell Square - Amherst College - The Appalachian Trail - The Amherst Area

How to Visit Crowells Corner, VA

- Visit the Amherst County Courthouse - Visit the Main Street Historic District - Visit The Appalachian Trail - Visit Amherst College - Visit Crowell Square - Visit The Rapidan River - Visit the Danville Area - Visit the Rural Areas

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Things to Do in Crowells Corner, VA

- Visit Amherst County Attractions - Visit Amherst County Restaurants - Visit Amherst County Spots - Visit Amherst County Things to Do - Visit Amherst County Activities

Top Tips for Visit Crowells Corner, VA

- Visit the Amherst County Courthouse - Visit the Main Street Historic District - Visit The Appalachian Trail - Visit Amherst College - Visit Crowell Square - Visit The Rapidan River - Visit the Danville Area - Visit the Rural Areas.

 

There are a lot of great places to visit and see in Crowells Corner, VA. We compiled a quick list here.

Point Of Interest #1 Lake Fairfax Field #1, Reston, VA 20190 

Point Of Interest #2 Cricket Field At Lake Fairfax Park, 1508 Hunter Mill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182

Point Of Interest #3 Lake Fairfax Park Pump Track, Unnamed Road, Reston, VA 20190

Point Of Interest #4 Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA 20190

Point Of Interest #5 Lucky Sea Glass, 1507 Brookmeade Pl, Vienna, VA 22182

 

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Start: Crowells Corner

Virginia 22182, USA

 

Get on VA-267 W in Reston

2 min (0.8 mi)

Head west on Hunting Crest Ln toward Hunter Mill Rd

0.1 mi

Turn left at the 1st cross street onto State Rte 674/Hunter Mill Rd

0.5 mi

Turn right to merge onto VA-267 W

 Toll road

0.3 mi

Follow VA-267 W and VA-28 S to Sully Rd in Centreville

15 min (15.5 mi)

Merge onto VA-267 W

 Toll road

5.6 mi

Keep right to stay on VA-267 W

 Toll road

0.9 mi

Take exit 9A to merge onto VA-28 S toward Centreville/Manassas

5.2 mi

Keep left to continue on VA-28 S/Sully Rd

3.9 mi

 

Continue on Sully Rd. Drive to Mt Gilead Rd

4 min (1.5 mi)

Keep left to continue on Sully Rd

1.0 mi

Turn right to merge onto US-29 N toward Fairfax

0.4 mi

Turn left onto Braddock Rd

0.2 mi

Turn right onto Mt Gilead Rd

16 ft

 

End: Centreville

Virginia, USA

 

 

 

Start: Lake Fairfax Park Pump Track

Unnamed Road, Reston, VA 20190, United States

Take Lake Fairfax Dr to VA-7 W in Wolf Trap

5 min (1.7 mi)

Head northwest

466 ft

Turn right

0.4 mi

Continue straight

0.1 mi

Turn right onto Lake Fairfax Dr

0.7 mi

Turn right onto Baron Cameron Ave

0.3 mi

Turn left onto VA-7 W

10 min (6.3 mi)

 

Continue on VA-1795 to your destination

2 min (0.4 mi)

Turn right onto VA-1795

0.2 mi

Turn right

115 ft

Turn right

0.1 mi

Turn right

56 ft

Turn left

 Destination will be on the left

125 ft

 

End: Palmercare Chiropractic Sterling

46169 Westlake Dr Suite 300, Sterling, VA 20165, United States

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