Signs of History (SM)


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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.

Radford, K-65 Rte. 11, at Radford
State Teachers College at Radford. K-66 Rte. 11, at Radford

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