Place:Christiansburg, Montgomery, Virginia, United States


Alt namesCambriasource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS51005501
Coordinates37.141°N 80.408°W
Located inMontgomery, Virginia, United States
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Christiansburg (formerly Hans Meadows) is a town in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States. The population was 21,041 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Montgomery County. Christiansburg, Blacksburg, and Radford are the three principal municipalities of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses those municipalities and all of Montgomery County.

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Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginia is named after Christiana Crewey. On March 18, 1793, she gave the land for the Courthouse Square to the County of Montgomery, Virginia, which was named for her. The deed says that if the town does not use the land for a courthouse it is to revert to her heirs. [Source: A manuscript by H.L. Price, in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute Special Collections Room]

Additional land was given in the following transaction:

  • 1 May 1780, Montgomery County, Virginia: Lands of James Craig, Christian Crewey and Saml. Kirby as a place for erecting the public buildings of Montgomery County, said lands being at the Mile Branch. [Source: Annals of southwest Virginia, 1769-1800, pg. 827].
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