kids encyclopedia robot

Nace, Virginia facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Nace is located in Virginia
Location in Virginia
Nace is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Virginia
County Botetourt
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)

Nace is an unincorporated community in Botetourt County, Virginia, United States.

The small town was originally known as "Houston", but "As for the name Nace, that was in honor of George Washington Fayette Nace, a prominent local farmer born Feb. 1, 1822, and died Aug. 19, 1890."

The town had an orchard, truck farms (otherwise known as Market gardens), and a tomato cannery. The cannery was owned by E. C. Firestone, and was known as the Firestone Canning Corporation.


The town had a railway station at milepost 225 for the Shenandoah Valley Railroad and had a US Post Office from 1883 to 1964.

A portion of Virginia State Route 640 in Botetourt County, Virginia, is still known locally as "Nace Road". "Alternating lane closures will be in place on a section of Route 11 from 1 mile north of Route 640 (Nace Rd.) to the I-81 on Ramp at Exit 162 for milling, paving and pavement marking operations."

kids search engine
Nace, Virginia Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.