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The New River City

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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Radford is approximately 15,859 (2000), 16408 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,496 (1990), 5990 (2010).
The amount of land area in Radford is 25.428 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Radford is 9.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.962 sq kilometers.
The distance from Radford to Washington DC is 235 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 177 miles. (as the crow flies)
Radford is positioned 37.12 degrees north of the equator and 80.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Radford elevation is 1,800 feet above sea level.
Radford median income is $ 32,433 (2000).
The Radford median home price is $ 95,100 (2000).
Radford average annual precipitation is 38.1 inches peryear.
Radford average annual snowfall is 27.8 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 31.0 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 50.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 71.3 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 52.1 degrees F.


in southwestern Virginia near Blacksburg and Christiansburg. Radford is an independent city, not associated with any county. Other nearby communities include Fairlawn, Dublin, Merrimac, Pembroke, Pulaski and Pearisburg.
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History & History Related Items

1762 William Ingles and his wife arrived and built Ingles's Ferry. Businesses grew up around the ferry becoming a small business area. When the railroad arrived in 1854, a depot was built at Lovely Mount and named Central. The area grew over the years and was incorporated in 1885 as Central City. The name was officially changed to Radford in 1887. For much more history see the history page linked below.

Here is a history page for Radford.
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Glencoe Museum
P.O. Box 1412
600 Unruh Drive
Radford, VA 24143
Phone (540) 731-5031
Fax (540) 731-5032

Wildwood Park
A 50 acre wooded park in the center of Radford.
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Radford City Government

City of Radford, Virginia
619 Second Street
Radford, Virginia 24141
Phone: (540) 731-3603

Radford Chamber

Radford Chamber of Commerce
27 West Main Street
Radford, VA 24141
Phone: (540) 639-2202

Radford Organizations

Radford Chamber of Commerce
27 West Main Street
Radford, VA 24141
Phone: (540) 639-2202

Radford Libraries

Radford Public Library
30 West Main Street
Radford, Virginia

Radford Schools

Radford University
East Main St.
Radford, Va. 24142
Phone: 540-831-5000
V/TTY: 540-831-5128 Radford


The population of Radford was:
1880 - 300
1890 - 3,000
1943 - 12,000
1990 - 15,940
2000 - 15,859
2002 - 15,670 (estimate)

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