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Radford, Virginia

The city of Radford, Virginia is located in the heart of New River Valley, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Radford’s first permanent settlement was established in the mid 18th century at the crossing of the New River and Wilderness Road, a trail that many westward travelers commonly used. Since its early days, Radford has become home to Radford University, and is now known as a quaint university town with a thriving business community.

1854 marked a dramatic change for the Radford community. The Virginia and Tennessee Railroad arrived at the city and constructed a depot, placing Radford at the center of local commerce. In following years several other railroads laid tracks through the city, including the Norfolk and Western Railway Company and the Roanoke Western Railroad. The city’s central railroad location resulted in further industrial boom. By the end of the 20th century Radford housed an iron foundry, brick works, a knitting mill, and a stone quarry, and Virginia Iron Coal and Coke Company became the major employer. In 1905, the Lynchburg Foundry Company acquired the Radford Pipe Works and in 1913, state legislature selected Radford as the site for the State Normal School, now known as Radford University. Wartime brought the manufacture of gunpowder and associated products to the city; Radford Ordance Works, also known as “Radford Arsenal”, was established and attracted new residents to the city. The rapid influx led to the construction of the Monroe Terrace, Radford Village, and Sunset village housing projects. Today, Radford’s largest employers are Radford University, and the area’s three state-of-the-art hospitals.

For many years, the use of asbestos containing materials were common in manufacturing, industrial, and construction sites such as those found in Radford. Workers exposed to asbestos products may be at risk to develop mesothelioma cancer, a potentially fatal disease. You should consider contacting an asbestos attorney if you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Radford.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Radford

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Radford where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Army Ammo Plant
  • Hercules Powder Company
  • Hydro-Blast Corporation
  • Knoxvill Iron Company
  • Lynchburg Foundry Company
  • Norfolk and Western Railway Company
  • Norfolk Southern Railroad
  • Radford Army Ammunitions Plant
  • Radford Ordnance Works
  • Roanoke Western Railroad
  • Virginia Iron Coal and Coke Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Radford, Virginia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Radford, Virginia. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC 27157

Distance: 74.0 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Radford, Virginia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Radford, Virginia. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Edward A. Levine
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

Distance: 74.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Radford, Virginia

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Virginia, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

Asbestos Related News in Virginia

West Virginia University Receiving $730,000 for Cancer Moonshot Program

West Virginia University will receive $730,000 as part of Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Learn more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

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The Staunton Courthouse has reopened, but asbestos abatement on the third floor still needs to be completed.

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