Moneta, VA is the perfect place to kick back and relax with Smith Mountain Lake, Blue Ridge Mountain, Hickory Hill Vineyards, Bridgewater Marina, Spring Valley Farm, Virginia Dar Cruises and Marina, Ricky’s Bluegrass Connection and Ramulose Ridge Vineyards in addition to gourmet restaurants and unique shopping. Cultural attractions are also numerous and include Bower Center for the Arts, Little Town Players, Sedalia Center and Bedford Museum. Centerfest, an annual outdoor street festival, provides an opportunity to take in all the town of Bedford, VA has to offer.
The local services and institutions cater to a number of lifestyles including retirement, rural, recreation and much more. Bedford County’s main employers include TEVA Pharmaceuticals, Innovairre, Georgia Pacific Big Island, LLC, Central – Bedford Memorial Hospital, Sam Moore Furniture, Carillion Professional Services and Sentry Equipment Erectors. Bedford County Schools, Central Virginia Community College, Virginia Western Community College, University of Virginia and Virginia Military Institute meet the local educational needs.
For such a small community there is an incredible amount of history here including the birthplace of Booker T. Washington, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest and the National D-Day Monument. The land that became Moneta was purchased in 1857, with the first businesses developed in 1880. Railroad business reached the area in 1900, creating additional growth. Smith Mountain Lake was constructed in 1960 and a new regional recreational getaway was created.
There are four distinct seasons with minimal snowfall in Bedford County. Throughout the year, Moneta, VA receives an average of 44 inches of rain with measurable precipitation falling on 107 days on average. However, sunshine is still plentiful with 214 sunny days each year on average in the area.
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