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The Historic Train Depot


God’s country. That’s how many people describe Amherst County. Natural beauty, low business and living costs, and its convenient location all add up to a great place to live and work. Come experience how welcoming
Amherst County is.


Latest News

Hydro-Powered Brewery – Historic Amherst Mill
June 27, 2017
The historic Amherst Mill is on track to become the first hydro-powered brewery in the U.S. by summer 2018. The Amherst Milling Company has been an iconic business in the Town of Amherst for over…
NEW Branding & Marketing Plan for Amherst County
June 26, 2017
The unveiling of the Amherst County branding and marketing plan took place June 20th with the Board of Supervisors unanimously adopting the new Brand. Branding is the process of capturing the essence of a product…

Stories Of Success

  • Black Box Network Services
    Jim Meade / Retired Vice-President
    Amherst was incredibly receptive and supportive of our relocation. We have a Network Operations Center that remotely monitors voice and data networks for our customers globally, and having guaranteed and reliable power and internet access is a must, for our customers success, as well as our own. Not only did we have access to stable and…
  • S & S Machine, T.R.U. Ball
    Ben Summers / Director of Operations
    Amherst County has given our company several advantages over the years, including a great selection of skilled employees, a centralized location in the United States, and the freedom and space to grow. Over the past 30 years, S&S Machine, Inc. has grown from a small two-man machine shop to an archery manufacturing business with 100…
  • Old Dominion Footwear
    Malcolm Sydnor / President
    We love doing business in Amherst County. The location is great, with quick access to US 460, US 29, and then to US 64. Old Dominion Footwear designs, manufactures, markets and distributes footwear throughout the United States, Canada and around the world. It’s easy to get our goods from the Norfolk port and distribute them…

If you are focused on achieving an amazing blend of quality of life and professional success, Amherst County has built an environment that offers mountains of opportunity.

Amherst County….. A Perfect Slice of Virginia