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

The Commissary

 
 
The Commissary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 26, 2016
1. The Commissary Marker
Inscription. The Commissary building was located here and served the community for their groceries as well as everyday household supplies. These concrete piers once supported the loading platform and post office that were in this building. The Commissary was about 75 feet long with a porch that ran along the entire front of the building. The inside of the store also contained a first-aid room and an office for the mine superintendent. The picture below was taken before they expanded the store to accommodate for the additional uses. (Photo courtesy Special Collections Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Libraries)
 
Erected by Parks & Recreation, Montgomery County, VA.
 
Location. 37° 11.071′ N, 80° 25.979′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Merrimac Road and Virginia Route 701, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the Huckleberry Trail in the Coal Mining Heritage Park and Loop Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Hoist Foundation
The Huckleberry Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 26, 2016
2. The Huckleberry Trail
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Tipple (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coal Car (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coal Car Hoist (approx. 0.2 miles away); Virginia Tech Airport (approx. 2 miles away); Restoring Stroubles Creek (approx. 2.1 miles away); Smithfield (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Coal Mining Heritage Park and Loop Trail. (Submitted on June 26, 2016.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Huckleberry Trail thru Coal Mining Heritage Park image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
3. Huckleberry Trail thru Coal Mining Heritage Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 27, 2016.
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