Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (HMP3C)

Location: Blacksburg, VA 24060 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 16.851', W 80° 26.549'

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Five miles south lies the main campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, founded in 1872 as a land-grant college specializing in agriculture and mechanical arts. The land-grant college system initiated scientific agricultural and industrial instruction in the Commonwealth. Over the next century, Virginia Tech became nationally recognized as a comprehensive research university with a broad range of scientific, technological, business, and liberal arts instruction. The 3,000-acre campus includes the site of Draper's Meadow, where Shawnee Indians attacked settlers on 30 July 1755 at the beginning of the French and Indian War.
HM NumberHMP3C
Marker NumberI-2-a
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Histtoric Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 3:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 549422 N 4126174
Decimal Degrees37.28085000, -80.44248333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.851', W 80° 26.549'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 51.06" N, 80° 26' 32.94" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3308 Pandapas Pond Rd, Blacksburg VA 24060, US
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