Amherst County

Amherst County, Virginia

153 Washington St
Amherst, VA 24521
Phone: (434) 946-9400
Fax: (434) 946-9370

In west-central VA, north of Lynchburg; organized 1761 from Albemarle County. Name Origin: For Lord Jeffery Amherst (1717-97), commander of British forces in North America during the French and Indian Wars

Area (sq mi):: 478.78 (land 475.18; water 3.60) Population per square mile: 67.60
Population 2005: 32,134 State rank: 54 Population change: 2000-20005 0.80%; 1990-2000 11.60% Population 2000: 31,894 (White 77.30%; Black or African American 19.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,952; median household $37,393; Population below poverty level: 10.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,957-$22,055
Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 23.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 53.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The Amherst County Economic Development Authority lately disclosed its the new website, amherstvabusiness.
In Amherst County, Habel led efforts to integrate the schools.
May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Amherst County Adult Detention Center recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).
In south central Virginia, the partnership between Amherst County Public Schools and Sweet Briar College, located in Amherst County, grew out of a need for trained, high quality mentors for novice teachers and student teachers as well as a desire for sustained professional development for veteran teachers.
RB Antoine Womack, Hampton Phoebus Camm Jackson, Amherst County Darryl Smith, Hampton PK Kai Cornwell, Newport News Warwick WR Ahmad Hawkins, Hampton David Martin, Norfolk Norview TE Nate Krill, McLean Billy Baber, Crozet Western Albermarle OL Josh Lawson, Dale City Gar-Field DB Devon Simmons, Highland Springs Bhawoh Jue, Chantilly.
This communication solution from Harris is the right choice for our needs," said, Gary Roakes, chair, Radio Communications Board and Amherst County Public Safety Director.
The purpose of this project is to replace the structurally deficient bridge on Route 130 over Pedlar River in Amherst County.
In addition to The Ark Animal Sanctuary, All Creatures Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, a volunteer organization in Branson, Missouri that is committed to rescuing and finding homes for pets, and The Humane Society of Amherst County, Virginia, which has been supporting local animals since 1974, were also awarded CITGO gift cards and motor oil to help their organizations stretch their budgets and continue their good work.
The school is inside the city limits, making it beyond the reach of Amherst County tax agents.
recently topped out the 170,000 square foot Amherst County Adult Detention Center located in Madison Heights, northeast of Lynchburg, Virginia.
Virginia's Region 2000 Partnership is an alliance formed by the governments of Altavista, Amherst County, Appomattox, Bedford City, Bedford County, Campbell County, and the City of Lynchburg for the purpose of promoting economic growth throughout the 2,000 square-mile region occupied by those localities.
Through Bank of the James, our wholly-owned subsidiary, Bank of the James Financial Group operates 9 banking offices throughout Region 2000, including office in the City of Lynchburg, Madison Heights and the Town of Amherst in Amherst County, Forest in Bedford County, the City of Bedford and the Town of Altavista in Campbell County.