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Welcome to Vinton ...

The town of Vinton is located in Roanoke County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Vinton has a population of 8,104 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Vinton.

Vinton is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Vinton: (540)

Websites for Vinton ...

Official Website: www.town.vinton.va.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Vinton had an population of 8,104 people (or an increase of 4.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Vinton had a population of 8,098 people (or 8.77% of the total population of Roanoke County). This makes Vinton the county's most populous community.

The population of Vinton represents 0.1% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 47th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,098 people, the population of Vinton increased 4.06% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,782 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Vinton.

Adding Vinton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Vinton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Vinton on a Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Vinton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Vinton - they are located in California, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio (2), Quebec, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Vinton ...

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

  • Salem [Salem City]
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    • Salem [Salem City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Vinton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,301 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<6>
  • Radford [Bedford County]
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    • Radford [Bedford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Vinton
    • 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
  • Rocky Mount [Franklin County]
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    • Rocky Mount [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Vinton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,724 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<6>
  • Troutville [Botetourt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutville
    • Troutville [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Vinton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fincastle [Botetourt County]
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      • Fincastle [Botetourt County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Vinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<6>
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
    • New Castle [Craig County]
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      • New Castle [Craig County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Vinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<6>
    • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Tree Village
      • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Vinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Tree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Tree Village
    • Hollins [Roanoke County]
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      • Hollins [Roanoke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Vinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<6>
    • Runaway Village [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runaway Village
      • Runaway Village [Botetourt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Vinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runaway Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runaway Village

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vinton ...

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

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About Roanoke County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Vinton: www.town.vinton.va.us/

The official website for Roanoke County: www.roanokecountyva.gov/

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 Roanoke, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Vinton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vinton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vinton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vinton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vinton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2747, Longitude: -79.8887       In this case, the coordinates for Vinton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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