Blacksburg, VABlacksburg, an incorporated town in Montgomery County, Virginia, charted in 1871. Virginia's largest university, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is located in Blackburg. Virginia Tech is ranked 56th among the nation's top research universities. Virginia's largest research park, the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (CRC), is located adjacent to the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg.
Blacksburg was recently named by Outdoor Magazine as one of the top 10 towns to live in the U.S. The town's population in 2000 was 39,573 persons (2000 U.S. Census).