Solitude (HMAKM)

Location: Blacksburg, VA 24060 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.578', W 80° 25.539'

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The earliest portion of Solitude was constructed about 1801 on land owned by Philip Barger, who sold the property in 1803 to James Patton Preston, governor of Virginia (1816-1819). Governor John Floyd (1830-1834), Preston's brother-in-law, lived at Solitude about 1814-1815. Preston's son, Col. Robert Preston, enlarged the house from a simple log dwelling to a central-passage-plan, Greek Revival-style house about 1851. Col. Preston sold Solitude in 1872 to secure the location of Virginia's first land-grant university, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Marker NumberI 20
Year Placed1992
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 11:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 550951 N 4120131
Decimal Degrees37.22630000, -80.42565000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.578', W 80° 25.539'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 34.68" N, 80° 25' 32.34" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 129-135 W Campus Dr, Blacksburg VA 24060, US
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