Big Island, Virginia
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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. The Bedford Hydropower Project and larger Cushaw Hydroelectric Project dams are located on the James River nearby.
- Virginia Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-06-08.
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