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Virginia Counties

The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census purposes.


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City Of Radford, Virginia

City Of Radford History, Geography, and Demographics

Etymology - Origin of County Name

The City of Radford, in Montgomery County, was at different times known as Lovely Mount, English Ferry, Ingles's Ferry, Central Depot, and Central City. The town of Central City was established in 1885 and incorporated in 1887. Its name was changed to Radford in 1890 to honor John Blair Radford, a prominent local citizen, and it was incorporated as a city in 1892.

Demographics:

County QuickFacts: City Of Radford

County History

Central City, Virginia (later called Radford) established as a town in 1885. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]

Radford, Virginia (called Central City at the time) was incorporated as a town in 1887. Named changed to Radford in 1890. Incorporated as a city in 1892. Earlier names included Lovely Mounty, English Ferry, Ingle's Ferry, and Central Depot. Located in Montgomery County, Virginia. [Virginia Genealogy, Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993.]

Radford, Virginia chartered as an independent city in 1892. [County Courthouse Book, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1990.]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.4 kmē), of which, 9.8 square miles (25.4 kmē) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 kmē) of it (3.63%) is water.

Neighboring Counties:

  • Montgomery County, Virginia - east
  • Pulaski County, Virginia - west

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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"


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