Blackburg is in Montgomery County in the northern Blue Ridge Highlands region of Virginia. It is home to Virginia's largest university, Virginia Tech.

Historic Smithfield Plantation

Visitors can tour Smithfield Plantation, built in 1773, was the home of Revolutionary War patriot William Preston. And many cultural, educational and sporting activities can be enjoyed at Virginia Tech throughout the year.

Catawba Road is designated a scenic byway that runs through Montgomery County. This road passes through pastoral landscapes, including historic buildings, mills, a tanyard, a brick kiln, 19th-century churches and an early 20th-century school. The Catawba Road is also part of the TransAmerica Bikeway.





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