Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Thomas Barksdale Hutcheson
Head, Department of Agronomy 1914-1945
Dean, School of Agriculture 1946-1950
Thomas Barksdale Hutcheson lived in the dairy barn at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech), working his way through college by milking cows. Widely known later for his agricultural research and writing, he and his brother, John, helped develop Virginia’s livestock, poultry, and dairy industries and moved the state from a tobacco and cotton economy into a sounder diversified agriculture.
Hutchenson Hall completed in 1940
Marker donated by Class of 1953
Erected by VPI Class of 1953.
Location. 37° 13.553′ N, 80° 25.379′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Drillfield Drive 0.1 miles east of West Campus Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Redd Hutcheson (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Oldham Sandy Harvey Lee Price (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert James Davidson (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Edward Williams (about 700 feet away); The Alwood Oak (about 800 feet away); Solitude (about 800 feet away); William Bradford Alwood (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
Also see . . . Hutcheson Hall. Virginia Tech (Submitted on April 5, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 5, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.