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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

The County enters into an agreement for the sale of Winton
October 22, 2018
The Board of Supervisors of Amherst County has entered an exclusive negotiation and due diligence period with Waukeshaw Development for the Winton Farm property.  Waukeshaw Development proposes that it will purchase the 286-acre property for…
Leadership Amherst Graduates its Inaugural Class
May 23, 2018
Leadership Amherst graduated its inaugural class last night.  The eight-month course gave participants skills that are needed to examine their organization and how to be an effective leader in an ever-changing world. They were provided…

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…