Moneta, Virginia

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Moneta, Virginia
Unincorporated community
Railroad tracks near Moneta
Railroad tracks near Moneta
Moneta, Virginia is located in Virginia
Moneta, Virginia
Moneta, Virginia
Moneta, Virginia is located in the United States
Moneta, Virginia
Moneta, Virginia
Coordinates: 37°10′53″N 79°37′2″W / 37.18139°N 79.61722°W / 37.18139; -79.61722Coordinates: 37°10′53″N 79°37′2″W / 37.18139°N 79.61722°W / 37.18139; -79.61722
CountryUnited States
860 ft (260 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)540 Exchanges: 296,297
GNIS feature ID1470673[1]

Moneta is an unincorporated community in Bedford and Franklin counties, Virginia, United States, along Route 122 between Bedford and Rocky Mount; Route 122 follows a bypass around the community.

Moneta was popularized as the filming location for scenes in the 1991 movie What About Bob?. In the movie, Bob arrived by bus with his goldfish and went into a local general store, which still stands, albeit in a disheveled state because it is no longer open.

Moneta is one of several postal addresses for homes located on both sides of Smith Mountain Lake, whether in Bedford or in Franklin counties, since there is no Smith Mountain Lake postal address.

Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church and the Holland-Duncan House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

On 26 August 2015 the community made news when journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward were murdered on live television by former colleague Vester Flanagan.[3]


  1. ^ "Moneta". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  3. ^ Web Staff (August 26, 2015). "Two WDBJ7 employees killed in attack at Bridgewater Plaza". WDBJ. Schurz Communications. Archived from the original on October 14, 2020. Retrieved October 15, 2020.