William MacFarland Patton

William MacFarland Patton (HMALU)

Location: Blacksburg, VA 24060 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.743', W 80° 25.323'

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Chair, Civil Engineering 1896-1905
Dean, Department of Engineering 1904-1905

A distinguished engineer, educator, and author, William MacFarland Patton chaired Civil Engineering at VPI and became the first dean of the Department of Engineering. He worked as the engineer on numerous projects in several countries, wrote definitive books on Civil Engineering, and headed engineering departments at two colleges. Honored as a patriot, he held the rank of Colonel in the Virginia Militia.

Patton Hall first completed 1926
Placed ByVPI, Class of 1953
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 4:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 551269 N 4120438
Decimal Degrees37.22905000, -80.42205000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.743', W 80° 25.323'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 44.58" N, 80° 25' 19.38" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601 Drillfield Dr, Blacksburg VA 24060, US
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