William Addison "Add" Caldwell

William Addison "Add" Caldwell (HM1KXK)

Location: New Castle, VA 24127 Craig County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.565', W 80° 15.176'

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Virginia Tech's First Student

Three 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.
Marker NumberKH-3
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 566098 N 4142402
Decimal Degrees37.42608333, -80.25293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.565', W 80° 15.176'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 33.9" N, 80° 15' 10.56" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near VA-42, New Castle VA 24127, US
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