Christiansburg Industrial Institute

Christiansburg Industrial Institute (HMRR2)

Location: Christiansburg, VA 24073 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 8.562', W 80° 24.896'

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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 from Philadelphia Quakers, a library, dormitories, classrooms, shops, and barns were constructed. Both academic and industrial classes were offered at the institute until 1947 when it became a public high school. In 1966, the institute graduated its last class, and its property was sold at public auction.
HM NumberHMRR2
Marker NumberK 68
Year Placed1988
Placed ByDepartment of Conservation and Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 8:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 551959 N 4110862
Decimal Degrees37.14270000, -80.41493333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 8.562', W 80° 24.896'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 8' 33.72" N, 80° 24' 53.76" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1085 N Franklin St, Christiansburg VA 24073, US
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