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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

Cooper Steel Purchases Lynchburg Steel
December 12, 2017
COOPER STEEL GROWING National steel company, Cooper Steel celebrates expansion with ceremony at newest location in Amherst, Virginia December 12th at 1:30 pm Cooper Steel Fabricators Inc., the nationally-recognized, Nashville steel fabrication and contracting firm,…
Economic Development Strategic Plan Update
November 21, 2017
It’s been a year since the unveiling of the Amherst County Economic Development Strategic Plan. Come hear what’s been accomplished and what’s on next year’s agenda this Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7 pm at the…

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