Blacksburg is located in Montgomery County, which is in the northern Blue Ridge Highlands region of Virginia. Home to Virginia's 2nd largest public university, Virginia Tech, visitors can walk the campus and visit the popular Moss Arts Center, home to the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech. Galleries and performances will create a night of splendor when coupled with a leisurely stroll to Downtown Blacksburg to window shop. Visitors can also tour Smithfield Plantation which was built in 1773 and was the home where Revolutionary War patriot William Preston and his wife, Susanna Smith Preston raised their twelve children. Enjoy beautiful vistas and the artisanal touch of this cultural crossroad and go to town!