A Special Place for 200 Years

A History of Blacksburg, Virginia

Clara B. Cox, Editor

Table of Contents

Copyright Statement
by Roger Hedgepeth

by James I. Robertson, Jr.

A Word from the Editor
by Clara B. Cox


Chapter 1: Why We Are Here
by Will McElfresh

Chapter 2: Early Blacksburg, 1740s-1840s
by Peter Wallenstein

Chapter 3: Blacksburg during the Civil War
by Dorothy H. Bodell and Mary Elizabeth Lindon

Chapter 4: Blacksburg Social Life and Customs
by Dorothy H. Bodell

Chapter 5: Blacksburg: An Architectural Overview
by J. Daniel Pezzoni

Chapter 6: Blacksburg Educates Its Children, 1740s-1990s
by Clara B. Cox

Chapter 7: Blacksburg Transported: From Wagons to Jet Airplanes
by Patricia S. Neumann

Chapter 8: The Transformation of a Frontier Political Culture: Blacksburg's Early Experience, 1745-1870
by B. Scott Crawford

Chapter 9: Blacksburg Politics and Government: Highlights after Incorporation
by Kenneth Singletary

A Sidebar: Blacksburg's Mayors and the Evolution of Town Government
by Donna Boone-Caldwell

Chapter 10: Business and Industry in Blacksburg
by Joanne M. Anderson

Selected Bibliography

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Last updated: October 26, 1998