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Christiansburg, Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
Christiansburg Marker
Virginia (Montgomery County), Christiansburg — K-72 — Christiansburg
Christiansburg, originally known as "Hans Meadows," was established in 1792 and named for Colonel William Christian noted Colonial and Revolutionary Indian fighter. It became an important place on the route to the West. On May 10, 1864, Averell . . . — Map (db m23905) HM
Virginia (Montgomery County), Christiansburg — K-68 — Christiansburg Industrial Institute
In 1866, Captain Charles S. Schaeffer, a Freedmen's Bureau agent, organized a school for blacks on the hill just to the southeast. Charles L. Marshall of Tuskeegee Institute became principal of the school in 1896. Under his guidance and with support . . . — Map (db m41424) HM
Virginia (Montgomery County), Christiansburg — K-71 — Lewis-McHenry Duel
In this town occurred the duel between Thomas Lewis and John McHenry in May, 1808. This was the first duel with rifles known to have taken place in Virginia. It resulted in the death of both men. Dr. John Floyd, later Governor of Virginia and member . . . — Map (db m41422) HM
Virginia (Montgomery County), Christiansburg — Montgomery County Confederate Monument
To the memory of Montgomery’s sons who fell in the Lost Cause and to all the Confederate dead who lie beneath her soil. This monument is erected by her daughters 1861-1865 In this county lie the remains of 300 . . . — Map (db m41453) HM
Virginia (Montgomery County), Christiansburg — Montgomery County War Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of these citizens of Mont- gomery County, Virginia, who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of our country in the world conflicts Sponsored and erected by the Montgomery County American . . . — Map (db m41445) WM

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