Cullen / Red House (E)

Nancy R. Carwile

Nancy R. Carwile
Term expires 12/31/15

     Address: 235 Thomas Wood Lane Cullen, VA 23934
Home Phone: (434) 248-6407


The Cullen/Red House District, with some exceptions, lies east of Red House Road and north of the Norfolk Southern railroad line. From 2000 to the 2010 census, this District had a growth rate just over 13%, the only area in the County showing appreciable growth during those years.

The northern part of the district boasts the highest elevation in the county. Here lie the creeks and streams which flow south through the county into the Roanoke (Staunton) River. The rolling hills and fields, cross-hatched with timberland, make it one of the most scenic areas of the county. It is also culturally diverse, and continues to attract people with its friendly rural lifestyle, and its clean air and water. The communities of Cullen and Red House lie at the edges of the district, and Madisonville lies in the center. Many old homes and churches are found throughout the district. Besides the Norfolk Southern line along its southern boundary, the rail line from Pamplin to Burkeville also runs through the District. At one time, three passenger trains per day came by the old Abilene Station. Residents of the Cullen/Red House District participate actively in the life of the county. In past elections, this district has had the highest voter turn-out, both in percentage and in number. 


Nancy R. Carwile, Cullen/Red House Supervisor, graduated from Randolph-Henry High School, received her Bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, where she was selected for Phi Beta Kappa; earned her Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Virginia. Nancy married her high school sweetheart, C. L. (Lewis) Carwile. They have lived in Madisonville for 52 years, and Nancy is always happy to show you photos of her two children and seven grandchildren.



  • Appointed by the Governor to:
    • Southside Virginia Business and Education Commission
    • Virginia Board for Correctional Education (board chair)
  • Appointed by the Legislature to the Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education
  • Invited by the Sorenson Institute and attended the Pew Foundation institute for government leadership
  • Currently active in these local organizations: