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(Botetourt County)

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Welcome to Blue Ridge ...

Blue Ridge is located in Botetourt County<1>.

The location of Blue Ridge has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Blue Ridge: Blue Rdg. (or less commonly used: Blue Rdge. or Blue Ridg.)

Blue Ridge is 1,260 feet [384 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Blue Ridge: (540)

Communities Also Named Blue Ridge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Blue Ridge: This one is located in Botetourt County and the other is located in Augusta County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 19 communities that are also named Blue Ridge - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina (3), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Blue Ridge.

Communities near Blue Ridge ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Blue Ridge.

  • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
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    • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Blue Ridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,058 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<5>
  • Salem [Salem City]
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    • Salem [Salem City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Blue Ridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<5>
  • Radford [Bedford County]
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    • Radford [Bedford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Blue Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
  • Vinton [Roanoke County]
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    • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Blue Ridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,128 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bedford [Bedford City]
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      • Bedford [Bedford City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Blue Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<5>
    • Buchanan [Botetourt County]
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      • Buchanan [Botetourt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Blue Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<5>
    • Troutville [Botetourt County]
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      • Troutville [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Blue Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<5>
    • Fincastle [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fincastle
      • Fincastle [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Blue Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<5>
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Blue Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<5>
    • New Castle [Craig County]
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      • New Castle [Craig County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Blue Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<5>

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 Blue Ridge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Blue Ridge.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blue Ridge. 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 Blue Ridge.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blue Ridge. See our Newspapers Page for Blue Ridge.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blue Ridge ...

Looking for more information about Blue Ridge? 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 Blue Ridge, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Blue Ridge.

Adding Blue Ridge to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Blue Ridge was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Blue Ridge on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Botetourt County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Botetourt County: www.co.botetourt.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Botetourt, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blue Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blue Ridge) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blue Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blue RidgeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3785, Longitude: -79.8070       In this case, the coordinates for Blue Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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