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Located at the headwaters of Stroubles Creek on land owned by members of the Black family, Blacksburg was platted and incorporated in 1798. Despite its proximity to the county seat at Christiansburg, the small community held its own for many years as a local commercial and industrial center. Then the establishment of Virginia Tech in 1872 provided a strong stimulus to growth. In 2010 Blacksburg's population of around 43,000 was made up of approximately 30,000 students.

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Anne Carter Lee

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