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Welcome to Mount Airy ...

Mount Airy is located in Bedford County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Mount Airy: Mt. Airy

Mount Airy is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Mount Airy ...

While we believe that this Mount Airy is located in Bedford County, we know of another 3 Virginia communities named Mount Airy. Those communities are located in the following counties: Charles City, Pittsylvania and Shenandoah County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 23 communities that are also named Mount Airy - they are located in Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (5), Tennessee (2), Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mount Airy.

Communities near Mount Airy ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mount Airy.

  • Radford (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
    • Radford lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Mount Airy and is located in Bedford County
    • 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
  • Bedford (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
    • Bedford lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Mount Airy and is located in Bedford City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,644 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<5>
  • Altavista (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altavista
    • Altavista lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Mount Airy and is located in Campbell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,422 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altavista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altavista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altavista<5>
  • Chatham (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
    • Chatham lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Mount Airy and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham
  • Hurt (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurt
    • Hurt lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Mount Airy and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,211 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurt
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurt<5>
  • Gretna (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
    • Gretna lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Mount Airy and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,179 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gretna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gretna<5>
  • Lynch Station (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynch Station
    • Lynch Station lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Mount Airy and is located in Campbell County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynch Station
  • Pittsville (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsville
    • Pittsville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Mount Airy and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsville
  • Brutus (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brutus
    • Brutus lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Mount Airy and is located in Pittsylvania County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brutus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brutus
  • Moneta (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Airy ...

Looking for more information about Mount Airy? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Mount Airy, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Mount Airy.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Mount Airy

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Bedford County

About Virginia

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

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 Bedford, 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 Mount Airy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Airy) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Airy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1051, Longitude: -79.4122       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Airy 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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