Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (HMAL9)

Location: Blacksburg, VA 24060 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 12.873', W 80° 25.681'

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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.
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HM NumberHMAL9
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Marker NumberI 2-e
Year Placed1996
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:59pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 550749 N 4118826
Decimal Degrees37.21455000, -80.42801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.873', W 80° 25.681'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 52.38" N, 80° 25' 40.86" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 615 Southgate Dr, Blacksburg VA 24060, US
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