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Blue Ridge, Virginia
Welcome to Blue Ridge ...
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.
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.
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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/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022