Moneta is an unincorporated community in Franklin County and Bedford County, 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 movie What About Bob?. In the movie, Bob arrived by bus with his goldfish and went into a local general store, which still stands but is no longer open.
Moneta is one of several postal addresses for homes located on both sides of Smith Mountain Lake, whether in Bedford County or in Franklin County, 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.
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.
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