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About BlacksburgBlacksburg originally was founded as the Draper's Meadow Settlement in 1748 by a group of German, English and Scotch-Irish farmers. The settlement was short-lived, however, when only four people survived a 1755 Shawnee Indian attack in what became known as the Draper's Meadow Massacre. In 1798 the present town was established on land donated by William Black.

Huckleberry Trail, a recreational pathway popular with bicyclists, walkers, runners and inline skaters, connects Blacksburg and Christiansburg, a 6-mile distance. The trail winds along the Huckleberry Rail Line, used by Virginia Tech to transport cadets in the early 1900s.

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Blacksburg, VA

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Residence Inn University Blacksburg

850 Prices Fork Rd. Blacksburg, VA 24060

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Hyatt Place Blacksburg/University

650 University City Blvd. Blacksburg, VA 24060

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Hilton Garden Inn Blacksburg

900 Plantation Rd. Blacksburg, VA 24060

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Main Street Inn

205 S Main St. Blacksburg, VA 24060

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