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Our Genealogy Helper for Radford ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Radford (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Radford. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Radford is located in Bedford County.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bedford County: Amherst, Botetourt, Campbell, Franklin, Pittsylvania, Roanoke & Rockbridge.

Below are the counties that are near Radford. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Radford:

  • Bedford County     (The home county of Radford)
    • Moneta [Bedford County]
    • Joppa Mill [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa Mill
      • Joppa Mill [Bedford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joppa Mill
    • Chamblissburg [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamblissburg
      • Chamblissburg [Bedford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamblissburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamblissburg
    • Lowry [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowry
      • Lowry [Bedford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowry
    • Montvale [Bedford County]
    • Goode [Bedford County]
    • Villamont [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villamont
      • Villamont [Bedford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villamont
    • Forest [Bedford County]
    • Boonsboro [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonsboro
      • Boonsboro [Bedford County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonsboro
  • Amherst County
    • Madison Heights [Amherst County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison Heights
      • Madison Heights [Amherst County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison Heights<2>
  • Bedford City
    • Bedford [Bedford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
      • Bedford [Bedford City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<2>
  • Botetourt County
    • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<2>
    • Laymantown [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laymantown
      • Laymantown [Botetourt County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laymantown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laymantown
    • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Tree Village
      • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Tree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Tree Village
    • Runaway Village [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runaway Village
      • Runaway Village [Botetourt County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runaway Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runaway Village
    • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
    • Troutville [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutville
      • Troutville [Botetourt County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<2>
    • Lithia [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lithia
      • Lithia [Botetourt County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lithia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lithia
    • Daleville [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Botetourt County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<2>
    • Buchanan [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
      • Buchanan [Botetourt County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<2>
    • Fincastle [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fincastle
      • Fincastle [Botetourt County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<2>
    • Springwood [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springwood
      • Springwood [Botetourt County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springwood
  • Campbell County
    • Lynch Station [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynch Station
      • Lynch Station [Campbell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynch Station
    • Altavista [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altavista
      • Altavista [Campbell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,422 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altavista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altavista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altavista<2>
    • Bedford Springs [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford Springs
      • Bedford Springs [Campbell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedford Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford Springs
    • Timberlake [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlake
      • Timberlake [Campbell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberlake
    • Powhatan [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powhatan
      • Powhatan [Campbell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powhatan
    • Rustburg [Campbell County]
    • Brookneal [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookneal
      • Brookneal [Campbell County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookneal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookneal<2>
    • Concord [Campbell County]
  • Craig County
    • New Castle [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle [Craig County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<2>
  • Danville City
    • Danville [Danville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Danville City] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<2>
  • Franklin County
    • North Shore [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Shore
      • North Shore [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Shore
    • Westlake Corner [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westlake Corner
      • Westlake Corner [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake Corner
    • Union Hall [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<2>
    • Penhook [Franklin County]
    • Burnt Chimney [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Chimney
      • Burnt Chimney [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Chimney
    • Laprades Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laprades Mill
      • Laprades Mill [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laprades Mill
    • Rocky Mount [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<2>
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<2>
    • Barfoot [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barfoot
      • Barfoot [Franklin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barfoot
    • Sydnorsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sydnorsville
      • Sydnorsville [Franklin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sydnorsville
    • Ferrum [Franklin County]
    • Algoma [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Franklin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
    • Henry [Franklin County]
  • Halifax County
    • Cody [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cody
      • Cody [Halifax County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cody
    • Nathalie [Halifax County]
  • Henry County
    • Oak Level [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Level
      • Oak Level [Henry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Level have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Level
    • Reed Creek Village [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed Creek Village
      • Reed Creek Village [Henry County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Creek Village
    • Axton [Henry County]
    • Bassett [Henry County]
    • Collinsville [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Henry County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<2>
    • Stanleytown [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanleytown
      • Stanleytown [Henry County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanleytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanleytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanleytown<2>
    • Fieldale [Henry County]
    • Ridgeway [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Henry County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<2>
  • Lynchburg City
    • Woodbine Village [Lynchburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbine Village
      • Woodbine Village [Lynchburg City] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbine Village
    • Lynchburg [Lynchburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
      • Lynchburg [Lynchburg City] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<2>
  • Martinsville City
    • Martinsville [Martinsville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
      • Martinsville [Martinsville City] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,355 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsville<2>
  • Montgomery County
    • Elliston [Montgomery County]
    • Shawsville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawsville
      • Shawsville [Montgomery County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawsville<2>
  • Pittsylvania County
    • Pittsville [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsville
      • Pittsville [Pittsylvania County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsville
    • Hurt [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurt
      • Hurt [Pittsylvania County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurt<2>
    • Gretna [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
      • Gretna [Pittsylvania County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,179 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gretna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gretna<2>
    • Brutus [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brutus
      • Brutus [Pittsylvania County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brutus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brutus
    • Whittles [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whittles
      • Whittles [Pittsylvania County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Radford
      • Whittles has also been known as:
      • Whittle's Depot
      • Whittle's Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whittles
    • Weal [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weal
      • Weal [Pittsylvania County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weal
    • Chalk Level [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalk Level
      • Chalk Level [Pittsylvania County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalk Level
    • Chatham [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
      • Chatham [Pittsylvania County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham
    • Renan [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renan
      • Renan [Pittsylvania County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renan
    • Transco Village [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Transco Village
      • Transco Village [Pittsylvania County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Transco Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Transco Village
    • Markham [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markham
      • Markham [Pittsylvania County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markham
    • Java [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
      • Java [Pittsylvania County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Java
    • Riceville [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville [Pittsylvania County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceville
  • Roanoke City
    • Garden City [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Roanoke City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Buena Vista [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Roanoke City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
      • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,058 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<2>
  • Roanoke County
    • Montgomery Village [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery Village
      • Montgomery Village [Roanoke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery Village
    • Vinton [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<2>
    • Hollins [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
      • Hollins [Roanoke County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<2>
    • Cave Spring [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
      • Cave Spring [Roanoke County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
    • Hanging Rock [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanging Rock
      • Hanging Rock [Roanoke County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanging Rock
    • Bent Mountain [Roanoke County]
    • Mason Cove [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason Cove
      • Mason Cove [Roanoke County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason Cove
    • Wabun [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabun
      • Wabun [Roanoke County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Radford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabun
  • Rockbridge County
    • Glasgow [Rockbridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Rockbridge County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<2>
  • Salem City
    • Sunset Village [Salem City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
      • Sunset Village [Salem City] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Village
    • Salem [Salem City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Salem City] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Radford, see our County-by-County Page for Radford.

Newspapers Published in Radford ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Radford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Radford, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Radford.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Radford:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Radford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Radford.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Radford covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Meador Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Meador Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Meador Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meador Cemetery
  • Booth - Joplin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Booth - Joplin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Booth - Joplin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booth - Joplin Cemetery
  • Ressurection Catholic Church Cemetery
  • Witcher Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Witcher Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Witcher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Witcher Cemetery
  • Morgans Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morgans Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morgans Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgans Church Cemetery
  • Casey Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Casey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casey Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Halesford Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Halesford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halesford Cemetery
    • Wilson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Cemetery
    • Toney Family Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Toney Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toney Family Cemetery
    • Morgan Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morgan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan Cemetery
    • Minter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Minter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Minter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minter Cemetery
    • Wilson Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Cemetery
    • Altice Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Altice Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Epworth Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Epworth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epworth Cemetery
    • Ferguson - Hatcher Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ferguson - Hatcher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferguson - Hatcher Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Radford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Radford.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Radford, with the one closest to Radford listed first.

  • Otter View [Bedford County] - Historic
    • While Otter View was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter View
    • Otter View [Bedford County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Radford
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Otter View had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otter View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Moneta [Bedford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moneta
    • Moneta [Bedford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Radford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moneta had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moneta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moneta<2>
  • Scruggs [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scruggs
    • Scruggs [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Radford
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Scruggs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scruggs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scruggs
  • Kasey [Bedford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kasey
    • Kasey [Bedford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Radford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 57 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kasey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kasey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kasey
  • Fancy Grove [Bedford County] - Historic
    • While Fancy Grove was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fancy Grove
    • Fancy Grove [Bedford County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Radford
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fancy Grove had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fancy Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Davis Mill [Bedford County]
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    • Davis Mill [Bedford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Radford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Davis Mill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davis Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis Mill
  • Continue List ...
    • Hales Ford [Franklin County] - Historic
      • While Hales Ford was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hales Ford
      • Hales Ford [Franklin County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Radford
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hales Ford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hales Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dundee [Bedford County]
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      • Dundee [Bedford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Radford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundee
    • Clevilas [Bedford County] - Historic
      • While Clevilas was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clevilas
      • Clevilas [Bedford County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clevilas had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clevilas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Goodview [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodview
      • Goodview [Bedford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Goodview had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodview<2>
    • Chestnut Fork [Bedford County]
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      • Chestnut Fork [Bedford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Radford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chestnut Fork had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Fork
    • Dillons Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillons Mill
      • Dillons Mill [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Radford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dillons Mill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillons Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillons Mill
    • Felicia [Franklin County] - Historic
      • While Felicia was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Felicia
      • Felicia [Franklin County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Radford
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Felicia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Felicia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Union Hall [Franklin County]
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      • Union Hall [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Radford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 84 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Union Hall had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<2>
    • Chamblissburg [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamblissburg
      • Chamblissburg [Bedford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Radford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 109 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chamblissburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamblissburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamblissburg

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Radford. See our List of 1890's Communities around Radford.

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Bedford County

About Virginia

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Radford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Radford) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Radford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RadfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Radford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1382, Longitude: -79.6178       In this case, the coordinates for Radford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Radford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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