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Blacksburg is a moderate-sized town in Southwest Virginia and is home of Virginia Tech (full name: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University).

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  1. Blacksburg is one of the most “wired” communities on the planet.
  2. In 2011, Bloomberg Businessweek named Blacksburg the best place in the United States to raise children.
  3. The post office was established as "BLACKSBURGH" on April 8, 1827. The name was changed to the current spelling in 1893.
  4. Blacksburg is home to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, more commonly known as Virginia Tech, the largest university in the Virginia.
  5. Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center (CRC) hosts more than 100 technology-based companies, as well as the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, contributing to Blacksburg’s high-tech, professional environment.

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