About This Place
Big Island is a census-designated place in far northern Bedford County, Virginia. The population as of the 2010 Census was 303. The small community is located by the James River north of Lynchburg; it is not on an island, but is named for an uninhabited island in the river upstream from it. It is within the bounds of George Washington National Forest.
Big Island - Forest - Montvale
Goode - Hardy - Moneta - Thaxton