Where Is Amherst County, Virginia

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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.


Fast Facts
Pivotal Decision to Support Economic Development in Amherst County
March 31, 2016
A momentous action was taken March 29th by the Amherst County Board of Supervisors that will have long term positive effects on the Amherst County economy and demonstrates the Board’s clear support of economic development.…
Person of the Year: Saving Sweet Briar
January 4, 2016
The News & Advance newspaper has announced that their 2015 Person of the Year is the alumnae and allies of Saving Sweet Briar after they orchestrated the ‘amazing’ effort to secure the survival of Sweet Briar College. …
More than 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail wind through Amherst County.
Business tax rates are well below the national average - both Amherst County tax rates & Virginia state taxes.

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…