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Bent Mountain is located in Roanoke County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Bent Mountain, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1853.

A typical abbreviation for Bent Mountain: Bent Mtn. (or less commonly used: Bent Mntn.)

Bent Mountain is 2,610 feet [796 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Bent Mountain is ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Bent Mountain lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Bent Mountain: (540)

The ZIP code for Bent Mountain: 24059<3>

Communities near Bent Mountain ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bent Mountain.

  • Roanoke
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Blacksburg
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
    • Blacksburg is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,074 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg <4>
  • Salem
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem is located in Salem City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem <4>
  • Christiansburg
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Vinton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Rocky Mount
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Floyd
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Boones Mill
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Algoma
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
    • Algoma is located in Franklin County
  • Shawsville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawsville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawsville
    • Shawsville is located in Montgomery County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawsville <4>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bent Mountain. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bent Mountain.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bent Mountain. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bent Mountain.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bent Mountain ...

Looking for more information about Bent Mountain? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bent Mountain, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bent Mountain.

Adding Bent Mountain to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bent Mountain in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bent Mountain was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Bent Mountain post office opened in 1853.

We also found Bent Mountain in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bent Mountain.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bent Mountain. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Roanoke County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Roanoke, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bent Mountain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Bent Mountain). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bent Mountain or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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