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Christiansburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Christiansburg Industrial Institute

 
 
Christiansburg Industrial Institute Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 3, 2011
1. Christiansburg Industrial Institute Marker
Inscription. In 1866, Captain Charles S. Schaeffer, a Freedmen's Bureau agent, organized a school for blacks on the hill just to the southeast. Charles L. Marshall of Tuskeegee Institute became principal of the school in 1896. Under his guidance and with support from Philadelphia Quakers, a library, dormitories, classrooms, shops, and barns were constructed. Both academic and industrial classes were offered at the institute until 1947 when it became a public high school. In 1966, the institute graduated its last class, and its property was sold at public auction.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 68.)
 
Location. 37° 8.562′ N, 80° 24.896′ W. Marker is in Christiansburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of North Franklin Street (Business U.S. 460) and Scattergood Drive NE, on the right when traveling north on North Franklin Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Christiansburg VA 24073, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lewis-McHenry Duel (approx. one mile away); Montgomery County War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Christiansburg (approx. 1.6 miles away); Virginia Tech Airport (approx. 4.3 miles away); Smithfield (approx. 5 miles away); Founding of the Future Farmers of Virginia (approx. 5 miles away); Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (approx. 5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Christiansburg.
N Franklin St (facing north) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 3, 2011
2. N Franklin St (facing north)

 
Also see . . .  Christiansburg Institute. (Submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Christiansburg Industrial Institute campus in 1934 Photo, Click for full size
By Roanoke Times and World News, 1934
3. Christiansburg Industrial Institute campus in 1934
Christiansburg Institute, Digital Library and Archives (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 564 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 4, 2011.
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