Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number I 2-e.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Notable Events • War, French and Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is July 8, 1755.
Location. 37° 12.873′ N, 80° 25.681′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Southgate Drive 0.2 miles east of Bypass Route 460Touch 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. Founding of the Future Farmers of Virginia (here, next to this marker); Smithfield (a few steps from this marker); Cemetery Landscape (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Preston Cemetery (about 400 feet away); William Ballard Preston (approx. 0.3 miles away); Smithfield Blacksmith Shop (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1820 Slave Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Slaves' Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
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Also see . . . Virginia Tech. (Submitted on February 18, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 838 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 18, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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