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Welcome to Radford ...

Radford is located in Bedford County<1>.

The location of Radford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Radford.

Radford is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Radford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Radford ...

While we believe that this Radford is located in Bedford County, we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Radford. Those communities are located in the following counties: Montgomery and Radford City.

Beyond Virginia, there are 8 communities that are also named Radford - they are located in Alabama, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Quebec and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Radford.

Communities near Radford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Radford.

  • Vinton [Roanoke County]
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    • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Bedford [Bedford City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
    • Bedford [Bedford City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Rocky Mount [Franklin County]
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    • Rocky Mount [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Altavista [Campbell County]
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    • Altavista [Campbell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altavista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altavista<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hurt [Pittsylvania County]
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      • Hurt [Pittsylvania County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurt<5>
    • Gretna [Pittsylvania County]
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      • Gretna [Pittsylvania County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> 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<5>
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
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      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> 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<5>
    • North Shore [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Shore
      • North Shore [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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]<4> to the west of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake Corner
    • Chamblissburg [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamblissburg
      • Chamblissburg [Bedford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Radford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamblissburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamblissburg

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Radford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Radford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Radford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Radford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Radford. See our Newspapers Page for Radford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Radford ...

Looking for more information about Radford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Radford, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Radford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Bedford County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Bedford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Radford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 for our own planning, 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).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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