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

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

 
 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 21, 2010
1. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Marker
Inscription. Five miles south lies the main campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, founded in 1872 as a land-grant college specializing in agriculture and mechanical arts. The land-grant college system initiated scientific agricultural and industrial instruction in the Commonwealth. Over the next century, Virginia Tech became nationally recognized as a comprehensive research university with a broad range of scientific, technological, business, and liberal arts instruction. The 3,000-acre campus includes the site of Draper's Meadow, where Shawnee Indians attacked settlers on 30 July 1755 at the beginning of the French and Indian War.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Histtoric Resources. (Marker Number I-2-a.)
 
Location. 37° 16.851′ N, 80° 26.549′ W. Marker is near Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Pandapas Pond Road (U.S. 460) and Forest Service Road (Road P188-2), on the right when traveling east on Pandapas Pond Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Giles County / Montgomery County (approx. 2 miles away); Craig County / Giles County
Wide view of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 21, 2010
2. Wide view of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Marker
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Frederick Dewey Durham (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lingan Strother Randolph (approx. 3.7 miles away); John William Hancock Jr. (approx. 3.7 miles away); Charles Henry Burchard (approx. 3.7 miles away); Clinton Harriman Cowgill (approx. 3.7 miles away); John McLaren McBryde (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Virginia Tech | Invent the Future. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to its mission. (Submitted on November 3, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Drapers Meadow - Roanoke.com. Few traces remain of the site of a bloody 1755 Indian attack. (Submitted on November 3, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the buildings and grounds of Virginia Tech. Photos of Draper's Meadow. • Can you help?
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