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Radford, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Radford

 
 
Radford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
1. Radford Marker
Inscription. It originated as a railroad town in 1856 and was known as Central. In 1862-65 this section was in the range of Union raids; Confederates burned the bridge at Ingles Ferry to retard raiders. Incorporated in 1887 as a town, the place was incorporated as a city in 1892 and named Radford, for Dr. John B. Radford, prominent citizen. Radford State Teachers College was established here, 1913.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number K 65.)
 
Location. 37° 8.453′ N, 80° 33.078′ W. Marker is in Radford, Virginia. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 11) east of Tyler Avenue (Virginia Route 177), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 East Main Street, Radford VA 24142, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wildwood Pool (approx. one mile away); Connelly's Run (approx. one mile away); Starnes (approx. 1.1 miles away); Roads West (approx. 1.4 miles away); Montgomery County / Pulaski County (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Montgomery County / Pulaski County
US Rt 11 (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
2. US Rt 11 (facing east)
(approx. 1.4 miles away); The New River (approx. 1.4 miles away); New River Bridge (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Radford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Radford, Virginia. The New River City (Submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Radford University. (Submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Dr. John Blair Radford. Radford Heritage Foundation (Submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. EducationRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
US Rt 11 (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
3. US Rt 11 (facing west)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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