Smithfield (HMAL6)

Location: Blacksburg, VA 24060 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 12.868', W 80° 25.685'

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Smithfield, visible to the northeast, was the last home of Col. William Preston, a noted surveyor who fostered the settlement of western lands. Preston was also a Revolutionary officer, Indian fighter, and a member of the House of Burgesses. Built soon after 1773, Smithfield is one of the earliest surviving houses in southwestern Virginia. The house is a remarkable expression of architectural sophistication in what only a generation before had been the edge of the frontier. Smithfield remained in the possession of Preston descendants for for almost two hundred years.
HM NumberHMAL6
Marker NumberKG-9
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:00am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 550743 N 4118817
Decimal Degrees37.21446667, -80.42808333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.868', W 80° 25.685'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 52.08" N, 80° 25' 41.10" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 615 Southgate Dr, Blacksburg VA 24060, US
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