Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
John William Hancock Jr.
Member, Board of Visitors 1963-1971
Board Chairman, Virginia Tech Foundation
A generous benefactor of his Alma mater, John W. Hancock Jr. was an astute businessman who founded Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation and John W. Hancock Jr. Inc. He was a futuristic thinker and deeply committed to civic projects. He helped establish Roanoke’s first industrial park, Center in the Square, and the Explore Park and spurred the integration of Roanoke restaurants.
Hancock Hall completed in 1990
Erected by VPI Class of 1953.
Location. 37° 13.799′ N, 80° 25.429′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from West Turner Street west of Stanger Street. 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. Lingan Strother Randolph (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Henry Burchard (within shouting distance of this marker); Clinton Harriman Cowgill Earl Bertram Norris (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Burke Johnston (about 400 feet away); Roy Jay Holden (about 500 feet away); Julian Ashby Burruss (about 600 feet away); William MacFarland Patton (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
Also see . . . John W. Hancock Jr. Hall. Virginia Tech (Submitted on June 1, 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 June 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.