The Old Town Hall in Blacksburg, Virginia is a historic structure dating back to the 1920s. It was constructed on the site of a log house owned by William Black (for whom Blacksburg is named). The structure was originally built to be a general store. Prior to the 1960s, it housed all the government offices for the town.


  • Blacksburg's Old Town Hall
    Blacksburg's Old Town Hall

William Black, the founder and namesake of Blacksburg, donated the 37 acres if land on which the original town was built. The Old Town Hall was constructed on the site of Black's log house, which stood from the 1780s to 1800s. In 1998, the building underwent a $350,000 renovation. At the time, structure housed Blacksburg's police department. The work repaired leaking holes in the ceiling and cracks in the exterior brick. Today, the structure is the location of the Sustainability Office.

Woodcock, Julie. "Blacksburg completes renovations on town hall." GoUpstate.com (Spartansburg), October 18, 1998. Accessed February 26, 2017. http://www.goupstate.com/news/19981018/blacksburg-completes-renovations-on-town-hall.

"The Sixteen Squares of Blacksburg." YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB1zBWt4KVw, published by the Town of Blacksburg, VA, http://tobweb.org/WalkingTour/.

Image of the Old Town Hall building by Eric T Gunther - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19208630