Did you know that Blacksburg is located on a plateau nearly 18 miles long and eight miles wide, for a total of 145 square miles or 92,800 acres, which is one-third of Montgomery County. The plateau area is drained by rivers flowing both eastward and westward and therefore is on the divide between eastern Atlantic streams and tributaries of the Mississippi. The New River forms the western boundary, and branches of the Roanoke and James rivers traverse the eastern borders.
These and other interesting facts about the Blacksburg community have been compiled by Dr. Leland B. Tate, rural sociologist at VPI, may be obtained by writing to him, care of VPI.
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Last updated February 5, 1998