Thomas Oldham Sandy

Thomas Oldham Sandy (HMRS3)

Location: Blacksburg, VA 24060 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.559', W 80° 25.423'

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State Demonstration Agent 1907-1917

Called the father of farm demonstration and extension work in Virginia, Thomas Oldham Sandy was a progressive farmer who promoted improved scientific education in agriculture. He became the Commonwealth's first demonstration agent, a position moved under VPI's purview in 1914. His boyish enthusiasm, keen sense of humor, and love for others endeared him to numerous people, and his work provided a major boost to agriculture in Virginia.

Sandy Hall completed in 1924
Marker donated by Class of 1953
HM NumberHMRS3
Placed ByVPI Class of 1953
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 4:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 551123 N 4120097
Decimal Degrees37.22598333, -80.42371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.559', W 80° 25.423'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 33.54" N, 80° 25' 25.38" 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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