William Black

William Black (HMRRD)

Location: Blacksburg, VA 24060 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.807', W 80° 24.883'

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Just northeast stood the home of William Black, the founder of Blacksburg. In 1797, he laid out a 16-block grid and petitioned the Virginia General Assembly to incorporate a town here; the legislature approved his petition on 13 January 1798. On 4 August 1798, he deeded the 38?-acre site to the town's trustees, who included his brother and himself. Black served as a justice of the peace before moving to Ohio. He died there in 1850 at the age of 84 and he was buried in Pike Township, Clark County.
Marker NumberKG 24
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 1:46am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 551919 N 4120560
Decimal Degrees37.23011667, -80.41471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.807', W 80° 24.883'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 48.42" N, 80° 24' 52.98" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-208 N Main St, Blacksburg VA 24060, US
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