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

Thomas Oldham Sandy

(1857-1919)

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, April 3, 2011
1. Thomas Oldham Sandy Marker
Inscription.
State Demonstration Agent 1907-1917

Called the father of farm demonstration and extension work in Virginia, Thomas Oldham Sandy was a progressive farmer who promoted improved scientific education in agriculture. He became the Commonwealth’s first demonstration agent, a position moved under VPI’s purview in 1914. His boyish enthusiasm, keen sense of humor, and love for others endeared him to numerous people, and his work provided a major boost to agriculture in Virginia.

Sandy Hall completed in 1924
Marker donated by Class of 1953
 
Erected by VPI Class of 1953.
 
Location. 37° 13.559′ N, 80° 25.423′ 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harvey Lee Price (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Barksdale Hutcheson (within shouting distance of this marker); John Redd Hutcheson (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert James Davidson
Sandy Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 3, 2011
2. Sandy Hall
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Edward Williams (about 600 feet away); Solitude (about 600 feet away); The Alwood Oak (about 700 feet away); Frank Leigh Robeson (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Sandy 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 291 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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