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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 Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
1. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Marker
Inscription. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University was founded in 1872 as a land-grant college specializing in agriculture and mechanics. The land-grant college system marked the beginning of 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 main campus includes the site of Drapers Meadow where settlers were killed and captured on 8 July 1755 by Ohio-based Shawnee Indians at the beginning of the French and Indian War.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number I 2d.)
 
Location. 37° 13.888′ N, 80° 24.994′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Alumni Mall (Virginia Route 314) and North Main Street (Business U.S. 460), on the right when traveling west on Alumni Mall. 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. The Cellar Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Frank Henderson
N Main St & Alumni Mall image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
2. N Main St & Alumni Mall
(about 500 feet away); William Black (about 700 feet away); The Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Houston Squires (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Addison Caldwell (approx. mile away); Paul Ernest Torgersen (approx. mile away); Carol Montgomery Newman (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Virginia Tech - Invent the Future. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Submitted on May 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Draper's Meadow massacre. Wikipedia (Submitted on May 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. EducationWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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