Location. Location. Location.

Relative Location of Giles County

  • Atlanta, GA 
  • Baltimore, MD  
  • Boston, MA 
  • Charlotte, NC   
  • Charleston, WV
  • Chicago, IL
  • New York, NY
  • Norfolk, VA 
  • Pittsburg, PA 
  • Washington, DC

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The New River Valley

Home of Virginia Tech and Radford University

Virginia's New River Valley is made up of the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and the City of Radford. It is located in southwestern Virginia in the midst of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains. The 1,458 square mile region is bordered on the northwest by West Virginia and along the southeast by the Blue Ridge Mountains. With Interstate 81 passing through the region and Interstate 77 and 64 nearby to the south and north respectively, the area is strategically accessible to both the East Coast and Mid-West markets.

The New River Valley is home to Virginia Tech, Virginia's largest university and one of the nation's leading research centers along with Radford University and New River Community College.

Information provided by New River Valley Economic Development  Alliance

New River Valley

New River Valley Map


The Blue Ridge Highlands

The Birthplace of Country Music

As the Birthplace of Country Music, this area invites you to travel The Crooked Road on a musical journey. The hotspots include Bristol, Fiddling Conventions, such as the granddaddy of 'em all - Galax and the Floyd Country Store.

"America's Most Scenic Drive," the Blue Ridge Parkway, runs through this region of Virginia.Giles County is only 35 minutes from the Parkway near Floyd.

Abingdon is known around the world for Barter Theatre, The State Theater of Virginia, its two-week-long Virginia Highlands Festival and its Historic District with charming residences and craft shops.

Blacksburg is home to Virginia Tech, the state's largest university and home of Lane Stadium, where NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference football match-ups are waged.

Blue Ridge Highlands

Blue Ridge Highlands


Seaport Info

Port of Virginia (Inland Port Front Royal)
3 hour 13 minutes / 210.4 miles
Port of Richmond
3 hour 34 minutes / 232.8 miles
Port of Virginia (Newport News Marine Terminals)
4 hour 37 minutes / 306.8 miles
Port of Virginia (Norfolk International Terminals)
4 hour 47 minutes / 316.7 miles
Port of Virginia (APM Terminals Virginia)
4 hour 50 minutes / 319.1 miles

Other Port of Entry Info

New River Valley Airport (Virginia TradePort)
29 minutes / 23.8 miles
Port of Washington - Dulles
4 hour 10 minutes / 262.5 miles