Introduction to Christiansburg, Virginia
The community of Christiansburg was named after the noted Indian fighter, William Christian. The original spelling of the town was "Christiansburgh." The town of Christiansburg became the county seat of Montgomery County, Virginia, and was officially incorporated on November 10, 1792. It was the site of the Lewis/McHenry duel, known in history as the first recorded duel with rifles.
Christiansburg and nearby Attractions
- Montgomery Museum
- Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library
- Montgomery County Jail
- Christiansburg Recreation Center
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Horticultural Research Area
- Claytor Lake State Park
Things To Do In Christiansburg
The town of Christiansburg has a rich historical and cultural heritage. One can learn more about this by visiting Montgomery Museum, Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library, Montgomery County Jail and Christiansburg City Hall. In addition, the town has a number of churches and cemeteries that are worth visiting. The banks of Town Branch and Walnut Branch are popular tourist haunts. The parks in town, including Cambria Historic District, East Main Street Historic District, South Franklin Street Historic District, and Christiansburg Recreation Center, provide a host of recreational facilities for visitors. In addition, there are numerous shopping centers in the town.
Air transportation facilities are provided by the Roanoke Regional/Woodrum Field Airport.
Christiansburg Higher Education
Life Bible College-East is the local college. Other institutes of higher education in neighboring areas include Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Radford University.