Virginia Tech's First StudentThree miles north of here stands the childhood home of William Addison "Add" Caldwell. He walked 28 miles to Blaksburg on 1 October 1872 and became the first student to register at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, now Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Graduating in 1876, Caldwell was elected secretary of his class alumni association. He worked as a teacher, clerk, and salesman before his death on 29 June 1910. He is buried in Radford, Virginia.
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 566098 N 4142402|
|Decimal Degrees||37.42608333, -80.25293333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 25.565', W 80° 15.176'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 25' 33.9" N, 80° 15' 10.56" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near VA-42, New Castle VA 24127, US|
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