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Radford
Virginia

ZipCodes
24141, 24143

Motto
The New River City



Page Contents for Radford, Virginia

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



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.

Location

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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Attractions

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

Miscellany

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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