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Radford originated as a railroad town in 1856 and has been known as Lovely Mount, English Ferry, Ingles's Ferry, Central Depot, and lastly, Central City. In 1887 Radford was incorporated in as a town and was incorporated as a city in 1892. The city was named Radford to honor John Blair RADFORD, a prominent citizen of the city. The Radford State Teachers College was established there in 1913. Prior to being chartered as an independent city in 1892 the Radford area records were kept at the courthouse for Montgomery County located in Christiansburg, Virginia

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Copies of birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates can be requested from the Virginia Department of Health Office of Vital Records, which houses more than 7 million records.
Office of Vital Statistics

P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA
23218-1000
804-662-6200
1853-1896 Birth & Death records are on file at The Virginia Archives as well as marriage records prior to 1936
The Court House for the City of Radford, Virginia has records from 1892 of wills, deeds, land plats, marriages, divorces and miscellaneous court orders. Death records are kept at the Health Department but only for the three prior years. The hours for the Radford Court House are: 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday. It is closed on all official holidays.
Send address inquires to:
Clerk of the Circuit Court
619 Second Street - Room 133
Radford, Virginia 24141
Phone: 1-540-731-3610

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 BIBLE RECORDS

     

BIOGRAPHIES

     

 BIRTHS

     

 BLACK HISTORY

 Virginia Black History Archives

Jackson Davis Collection

An educational reformer and amateur photographer, took photographs of African American schools, teachers and students.

 People of Color in the Old South

Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes in Montgomery County, Virginia

The Wharton's

An offsite link 

 Timeline of Black History at Virginia Tech


BOOKS & DIARIES

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 A History of Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territories
By Daved E. Johnston, 1906

Radford City in War Time

A Community History
By Sadie Johnson Reid
 

BUSINESS

     


 CEMETERIES

ALL Offsite Links

 The Political Graveyard for Radford City

 Westview Cemetery

Partial Survey

     

 CENSUS

Census Information Page

Radford City Quick Facts from the US Census Bureau

1840 Census of Pensioners - Military

  S&K Census Books/CDs for VA

 Electronic census spreadsheets

  USGenWeb Census Project


 CHURCHES

     

 COMMUNITIES

     

 COURT DOCUMENTS

     

 DEATHS & OBITUARIES

The Murder of Billie Jean Turpin Death Certificate Index 1912-15
Montgomery Co & Radford
     

 EDUCATION/SCHOOLS

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Radford University

 Radford City Schools

     

 FAMILIES

     

 HISTORY

Tracing the New River’s Name

 Archives of Appalachia

Appalachian History Collection at VA Tech

Chalkley's Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia

Radford, Then & Now

William and Mary College
Quarterly Historical Magazine


 LIBRARIES

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Manuscript Collection at VA Tech Library

University Libraries
Special Collections Department
Virginia Tech
P.O. Box 90001
Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001

 Radford City Library

The Library of Virginia (LVA)
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219-1905
Phone: 804.692.3500


 LINKS

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Genealogical Databases of
Old Prison Records

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New River Notes

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 MAPS

  1895 Map showing Radford

An Offsite Link

Virginia 1861 Map  

An Offsite link 

 Virginia Historical Counties Map


 MARRIAGES

1892 Radford Marriages        

 MILITARY

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Virginia Civil War Page

National Archives, Civil War Records


  The Valley of the Shadow

A Civil War database
     

  WWI History Commission Questionnaires

 

 MUSEUMS

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Glencoe Museum

Home of Gen. Gabriel Wharton

 NEWSPAPERS

 Southwest Times

  The Burgs, Blacksburg & Christiansburg online newspaper

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 ORGANIZATIONS

Kiwanis Club of Radford
Division 3 of the Capital District
 

 
Radford Heritage Foundation

Harvey-Howe Post No. 30 - American Legion
East Radford, Virginia

     

 The Woman's Club of Radford Former Presidents

     

 PENSIONS

     

 PHOTOGRAPHS

Radford Photograph Collection at the Library of Virginia

Radford Record Album, 1915 

 Photograph Book published by Radford University abt. 1919


 PLACES

 Places & Events in Radford University History

 Radford Arboretum

     

 POSTCARDS

     

 RECREATION

 

 

History of Wildwood Park in Radford

 

 TAXES

     

  WILLS

     

Radford City RESOURCES

 Radford Chamber of Commerce

       

 GENEALOGY HELPERS

  Geographic Nameserver

Put in a city name and find out what county it is in

 USGenWeb Archive Search Engine, State-by-State

 USGenWeb Archives, VA Files

 Search the LDS website

 Search the Digital Resources at the Library of Virginia

 Search the DAR Library Catalog

 Where to Write for Vital Statistics

 Create a timeline of History

 Deciphering Old Handwriting

 US Newspapers Link

The Association for Gravestone Studies 

 Cyndi's List


 

 
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