George Burke Johnston

George Burke Johnston (HM17M3)

Location: Blacksburg, VA 24060 Montgomery County
Buy Virginia State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 37° 13.769', W 80° 25.497'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

(1907 - 1995)

Member, English Faculty 1930 - 1933
Dean, School of Applied Science and Business Administration 1950 - 1961
Dean, School of Science and General Studies 1961 - 1963
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 1963 - 1965
C. P. Miles Professor of English 1965 - 1974

A true renaissance man, George Burke Johnston was a scholar, educator, actor, artist, author, poet, administrator, woodcarver, soldier, and puppeteer. He was instrumental in establishing the College of Arts and Sciences, had numerous works published on a wide variety of topics, and operated his own printing press. His dedication, superb teaching, and zest for life attracted the love and admiration of students and colleagues alike.

Johnston Student Center completed in 1990
HM NumberHM17M3
Placed ByClass of 1999
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 1:55am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 551011 N 4120485
Decimal Degrees37.22948333, -80.42495000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.769', W 80° 25.497'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 46.14" N, 80° 25' 29.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)540, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16503-16599 Perry St, Blacksburg VA 24060, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?