Big Island, Virginia

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Big Island
Big Island is located in Virginia
Big Island
Big Island
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 37°32′3″N 79°21′43″W / 37.53417°N 79.36194°W / 37.53417; -79.36194Coordinates: 37°32′3″N 79°21′43″W / 37.53417°N 79.36194°W / 37.53417; -79.36194
Country United States
State Virginia
County Bedford
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 24526
FIPS code 51-07400
GNIS feature ID 2629017

Big Island is a census-designated place in far northern Bedford County, Virginia. The population as of the 2010 Census was 303.[1] 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. The Bedford Hydropower Project and larger Cushaw Hydroelectric Project dams are located on the James River nearby.