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Why Famous
  • Amherst County Museum.
  • Monacan Indian Museum.


Facts Destination
  • Formed in 1761.
  • This was formed from Albemarle County.
  • Named for: Sir Jeffrey Amherst.
  • Native Americans were the first humans to populate the area.


Area Info
  • Amherst County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • County Seat: Amherst.
  • Total area: 479 sq mi (1,241 km²).


Why Visit
  • Hiking, Biking, & Birding, fishing and floating.
  • Golf, Appalachian Trail, Orchard & Winery.
  • James River Heritage Trail.


Best Time
  • May, June and autumn.
How to reach
  • Airway is the best way to reach this area.
  • Highways: Amherst County is served by two major highways that are Rte 29 north to south & Rte 60 east to west.
  • Air: Commercial service is provided locally at Lynchburg Regional Airport with daily flights by Delta and US Airways.
  • Rail: Amherst County is serviced by both Norfolk Southern and CSX.


  • Avoid this area to visit in July and August & winters.
  • Amherst County and the surrounding area are rich in cultural opportunities.
  • Sweet Briar College maintains an active calendar of cultural events.
  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, one of the largest working retreats in America for writers, visual artists, and composers.