Centrally located in the New River Valley, along New River and Interstate 81 (I-81), the city of Radford lies approximately 221 miles west of Richmond, VA and 271 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. Radford is home to Radford University, one of the top public universities in the South. In 2007, the city was designated an All-America City finalist. Radford's population in 2000 was 15.859 persons (2000 U.S. Census).
Map of Radford
Historic DistrictsTwo historic districts, the East Radford Historic District and the West Radford Commercial Historic District, are located within the city's boundaries, with individual sites located throughout the city. For additional information on the districts and individual sites, see Virginia's online listing of sites on the National & State Historic Registers in Radford.
Radford became a designated Virginia Main Street community in 1989. The Main Street Radford organization works to preserve, strengthen and promote Radford's commercial district and its heritage.