Location in Virginia
|• Mayor||Bradley E. Grose|
|• Total||3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)|
|• Land||3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||925 ft (282 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1500260|
Vinton is a town in Roanoke County, Virginia, United States. The population was 8,098 at the 2010 census. Vinton is part of the Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Roanoke Region of Virginia.
Vinton's official newspaper is the Vinton Messenger.
Vinton is located at (37.277987, -79.895248).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.16 square miles (8.2 km²).
The southern border of Vinton consists of 1.5 miles of lakefront in the Roanoke River Gorge. This lake, however, which was created by the 1904 construction of the hydroelectric Niagara (so-called) dam, is not visible from any inhabited part of the town, is difficult to reach, and is little used.
Vinton has varied topography, considering its 3.2 square mile size. The above-mentioned lake is at an elevation of 890'. The Vinton side of the lake consists of a steep, wooded cliff 150' in vertical height. Vinton's highest point is on Olney Rd., at an elevation of 1265', which affords a good view of the adjacent city of Roanoke.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Roanoke Region of Virginia
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.