John William Hancock Jr.

John William Hancock Jr. (HMSV8)

Location: Blacksburg, VA 24060 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.799', W 80° 25.429'

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Class of 1925
Member, Board of Visitors 1963-1971
Board Chairman, Virginia Tech Foundation
1969-1973, 1986-1991

A generous benefactor of his Alma mater, John W. Hancock Jr. was an astute businessman who founded Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation and John W. Hancock Jr. Inc. He was a futuristic thinker and deeply committed to civic projects. He helped establish Roanoke's first industrial park, Center in the Square, and the Explore Park and spurred the integration of Roanoke restaurants.

Hancock Hall completed in 1990
HM NumberHMSV8
Placed ByVPI Class of 1953
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 6:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 551111 N 4120541
Decimal Degrees37.22998333, -80.42381667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.799', W 80° 25.429'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 47.94" N, 80° 25' 25.74" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 411 Barger St, Blacksburg VA 24060, US
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