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Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, United States (37.22966 -80.41368)
In the mid-1600s, English colonists were still uncertain of what lay beyond the Allegheny Mountains, whose topography and possession by native inhabitants, Tutelo-speaking tribes, were a barrier to expanded settlement by the Colony of Virginia. Abraham Wood, who commanded Fort Henry on the frontier (now the site of Petersburg, Virginia), and operated an Indian trading post nearby, organized several expeditions to explore farther west. A passage over the ridge was finally found in 1671 when explorers Batts and Fallam, sent by Wood, reached the present-day location of Blacksburg, Virginia. Their expedition followed Stroubles Creek, through the current locations of the town and campus of Virginia Tech, to what they named Wood's River.
Mount Tabor, Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, 24063, United States (37.26652 -80.40005)
Coordinates: 37.24652 -80.42005 37.28652 -80.38005 - Minimum elevation: 1,499 ft - Maximum elevation: 2,815 ft - Average elevation: 2,136 ft