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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University I-2-e | Marker History

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Marker, I-2-e

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University was founded in 1872 as a land-grant college specializing in agriculture and mechanics. The land-grant college system marked the beginning of 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 main campus includes the site of Drapers Meadow where settlers were killed and captured on 8 July 1755 by Ohio-based Shawnee Indians at the beginning of the French and Indian War.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1996
Region: Southwest Region
Geographic Location: Montgomery County
Physical Description of Location: 615 Southgate Dr, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Marker is located at visitor center.
GPS Location: 37.214472,-80.428067
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