Amherst County, Virginia Basics:




Population: 32,421
Area: 474 square miles
County seat: Amherst
Area code(s) in use: 434
Time zone: EST
High school graduate or higher: 79.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
Median household income: $45,020
Persons in poverty: 11.7%
Home ownership rate: 75.8%
Mean travel time to work: 23.4 minutes


Adjacent counties:
Appomattox Bedford Campbell Charles (MD) City of Lynchburg Nelson Rockbridge

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Map of the Amherst County area


Our detail map of Amherst County shows the Amherst County, Virginia boundary lines and other interesting items.

Places in Amherst County, Virginia

Airports show all on map

Fulcher Family Farms Airport, Timberdoodle Airport

Bridges show all on map

Carter Glass Bridge, Ninemile Bridge

Buildings show all on map

Amherst County Public Library, Amherst County Sheriffs Office, Amherst Life Saving and First Aid Crew, Amherst Police Department, Amherst Volunteer Fire Department, Anne Gary Pannell Center, Babcock Fine Arts Center, Benedict Building, Boxwood Alumnae House, Carl Grammer Hall, Carson Dormitory, Carson Residence Hall, Central Virginia Training Center, Cochran Library, Dew Residence Hall, Dorothy J Sales Building, Elston Inn and Conference Center, Fergus Reid Hall, Fletcher Building, Fletcher Hall, Graduate Student Housing, Grammer Residence Hall, Gray Dormitory, Guion Science Center, Madison Heights Library, Manson Hall, Manson Residence Hall, Mary Clark Rogers Garden Cottage, Mary Harley Student Health Center, Mary Helen Cochran Library, Meta Glass Residence Hall, Monelison Volunteer Fire Department, Monelison Volunteer Fire Department Station 2, Monelison Volunteer Fire Department Station 3, Monelison Volunteer Rescue Squad, Pedlar Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Prothro Hall, Prothro Natatorium, Randolph Hall, Randolph Residence Hall, Reid Residence Hall, Sweet Briar House, Sweet Briar Museum, Train Station and Caboose, Williams Gymnasium

Cemeteries show all on map

Amherst Cemetery, Beard Cemetery, Beth Joseph Agudath Sholom Cemetery, Burford Cemetery, Campbell Cemetery, Campbell Cemetery, Carpenter Cemetery, Cash Cemetery, Christian Aid Cemetery, Dodd Cemetery, Faulconer Cemetery, Fletcher Cemetery, Fulcher Cemetery, Gatewood Cemetery, Grant Cemetery, Harris Cemetery, Harrison Cemetery, Henley Cemetery, Hicks Cemetery, Hicks Cemetery, Higginbotham Cemetery, Hudson Cemetery, Hudson Cemetery, Ivy Hill Cemetery, Lone Pine Cemetery, Loving Cemetery, Mays Cemetery, Mays Cemetery, McIvor Cemetery, Mead Cemetery, Morriss Cemetery, New Hope Cemetery, Parr Cemetery, Roberts Cemetery, Saint Pauls Cemetery, Steele Cemetery, Tucker Cemetery, Watts Cemetery, Williams Cemetery, Wilson Cemetery

Census show all on map

Madison Heights Census Designated Place

Churches show all on map

Bailey Chapel, Bayley Church, Berkley Church, Bethany Church, Bethlehem Church (historical), Beulah Church, Bolling Hill Church (historical), Centenary Church, Central Baptist Church, Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Clark Mountain Mission (historical), Clifford Baptist Church, Coolwell Church, Corner Stone Baptist Church, Ebenezer Baptist Church, El Bethel Church, Elon Baptist Church, Elon Presbyterian Church, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Fairmont Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Coolwell, Galilee Baptist Church, Indian Mission, Ivy Hill Baptist Church, Ivy Hill Church, Jerusalem Church, Little Bethel Church, Lovingston Baptist Church, Madison Heights Baptist Church, Madison Heights United Methodist Church, Midway Baptist Church, Mount Carmel Church, Mount Horeb Church, Mount Moriah Church (historical), Mount Olive Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant Church, Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Mount Tabor Church, New Prospect Baptist Church, Northminister Church, Oakdale Baptist Church, Oronoco Church, Piney Grove Baptist Church, Piney Hill Baptist Church, Pleasant Chapel (historical), Pleasant Grove Church, Poplar Church, Randolph Memorial Baptist Church, Saint James Church, Saint Mark Baptist Church, Saint Marks Church, Saint Mary Baptist Church, Saint Pauls Episcopal Mission, Saint Peters Baptist Church, Sandy Bottom Chapel, Sardis United Methodist Church, Scott Zion Baptist Church, Shady Glenn Church, Shiloh Church, Smyrna Church, Spencer Church (historical), Sunrise Church, Thornton Church, Timothy Baptist Church, Union Chapel, Union Hill Baptist Church, Wesleyan Church

Dams show all on map

Bedford Municipal Lake, Buffalo River Dam Number Three, Buffalo River Dam Number Two, Burruss Dam, Colemans Fall Dam, Cushaw Dam, Early Dam, Elon Water Works Dam, General Alberts Dam, General Alberts Other Dam, Holcomb Rock Dam, Izaak Walton Dam, Mays Dam, Otter Lake Dam, Pedlar River Dam, Pleasantview Hunt Club Dam, Reusens Dam, Reusens Dam, Sweetbriar College Lower Dam, Sweetbriar College Upper Dam, Wennings Dam, Winton Country Club Dam

Falls show all on map

Panther Falls, Statons Creek Falls

Gaps show all on map

Camden Gap, Cowcamp Gap, Crawford Gap, Hog Camp Gap, Humphreys Gap, Irish Gap, Licklog Springs Gap, Peavine Gap, Pedlar Gap, Salt Log Gap, Slaty Gap, Tolley Gap, Weir Gap, Whites Gap

Hospitals show all on map

Lynchburg Training School and Hospital

Islands show all on map

Big Island, Buzzard Islands, Chestnut Island, Christian Island, Daniel Island, Feagans Island, Percivals Island, Pettyjohn Island, Treasure Island, Woodruff Island, Wreck Island

Lakes show all on map

Jones Pond, Sheppe Pond

Locales show all on map

Amelon Square Shopping Center, Bluff Mountain Overlook, Brown Mountain Creek Shelter, Canodys Store, Crawfords Store, Dancing Creek Overlook, Dodds Store, Henleys Store, Hicks Store, Hockey Field, House Mountain Overlook, Jacks Hill, Johns Hollow Shelter, Knoll, Lower Otter Creek Overlook, Middle Otter Creek Overlook, Oronoco Campground, Otter Creek Flats Overlook, Punchbowl Shelter, Rice Mountain Overlook, Riverside Plaza Shopping Center, Seminole Hunt Club, Seminole Shopping Center, Shady Mountain Campground, Student Commons Courtyard, Terrapin Hill Overlook, The Riffles Overlook, Upper Otter Creek Overlook, White Oak Plats Overlook, Whites Gap Overlook, Wiggins Spring Shelter

Mines show all on map

Piney River Quarry

Parks show all on map

Amherst Wayside, Civitan Park, Izaak Walton Park, Lake Tennis Courts, Mount Pleasant Special Management Area, Otter Creek Recreation Area, Riding Hunt Course

Populated Places show all on map

Agricola, Alhambra, Allwood, Alto, Amherst, Angelo, Beverlytown, Brandywine, Brightwell Mill, Browntown, Buffalo Hill, Burfords, City Gomingo, Clifford, Colony, Coolwell, Edgewood, Elon, Fancy Hill, Faulconerville, Five Forks, Forks of Buffalo, Galts Mill, Gidsville, Glenwood, Great Oaks, Holiday Acres, Ivanhoe Forest, Joshua Falls, Lakeview, Lamont Acres, Madison Heights, Magruder Hills, Martins Shop, Martins Store, Meadowview Hills, Melwood Manor, Merry Moor, Monitor, Monroe, Montrose Heights, Naola, New Glasgow, Old Stage Run, Oronoco, Pedlar, Pedlar Mills, Pera, Pleasant View, Prices Store, Riverville, Ruritan, Salt Creek, Sandidges, Sandusky Park, Sandy Bottom, Sardis, Snowden, Stapleton, Sweet Briar Station, Union Hill, Viking Fiord, Walkers Ford, West Bethel, West Briar, Westview, Williamsburg Manor, Willow, Windy (historical), Winesap, Woodson, Wright Shop

Post Offices show all on map

Madison Heights Post Office, Windy Post Office (historical)

Reservoirs show all on map

Big Island Reservoir, Colemans Fall Reservoir, Cushaw Reservoir, Early Lake, Elon Water Works Reservoir, Izaak Walton Pond, Lynchburg Reservoir, Mays Pond, Otter Lake, Pleasantview Hunt Club Pond, Reusens Reservoir, Schrader Lake, Shrader Lake, Sweetbriar Lake, Thrasher Lake, Woody Lake

Ridges show all on map

Buckhorn Ridge, Buffalo Ridge, Buffalo Spur, Cardinal Ridge, Chestnut Ridge, Coghill Ridge, Dyestone Ridge, England Ridge, Grapevine Ridge, Little Apple Mountain, Shewey Ridge, Tar Jacket Ridge, Wolf Ridge

Schools show all on map

Amelon Elementary School, Amherst County High School, Amherst Elementary School, Amherst Middle School, Amherst Training School, Cedar Knob School (historical), Central Elementary School, Central High School, Chestnut Grove School (historical), City Gomingo School (historical), Elon Elementary School, Father Judge Mission Seminary, James River Elementary School, Lovingston School, Madison Heights Elementary School, Monelison Middle School, Monroe Educational Center, Moss Rock School, Mount Airy School, Mount Sinai School (historical), Myers School, Oak Grove School (historical), Oronoco School (historical), Pleasant Grove School (historical), Pleasant View Elementary School, Puppy Creek School (historical), Rocky Seat School (historical), Saint Marys School (historical), Saint Pauls Mission School, Saint Peters School (historical), Scott Zion School (historical), Sweet Briar College, Temperance Elementary School, Temple Christian School, Turnertown School (historical), Watts School

Streams show all on map

Allens Creek, Beaver Creek, Beck Creek, Big Branch, Bluff Creek, Brown Mountain Creek, Browns Creek, Buck Branch, Buck Branch, Buffalo River, Burks Creek, Camp Creek, Carter Branch, Cashaw Creek, Cedar Creek, Childress Branch, Childress Creek, Christian Mill Creek, Clark Creek, Cove Creek, Cox Branch, Crab Creek, Crawford Creek, Crawleys Creek, Dancing Creek, Davies Branch, Davis Mill Creek, Devils Branch, Dry Branch, Enchanted Creek, Falling Rock Creek, Forest Creek, Franklin Creek, Georges Creek, Graham Creek, Greasy Spring Branch, Harris Creek, Higginbotham Creek, Horsley Creek, Huff Creek, Indian Creek, Jacks Branch, Johns Creek, Juniper Creek, King Creek, Lady Slipper Run, Little Cedar Creek, Little Cove Creek, Little Dancing Creek, Little Irish Creek, Little Maple Creek, Little Otter Creek, Little Piney River, Long Branch, Long Branch, Love Lady Creek, Maple Creek, Maple Run, Middle Branch Rocky Creek, Middle Fork Stovall Creek, Mill Creek, Mill Creek, Miller Creek, Mud Creek, Muddy Branch, Muddy Creek, Naked Creek, Nicholson Run, North Fork Buffalo River, North Fork Piney River, North Fork Stovall Creek, North Fork Thrashers Creek, Otter Creek, Partridge Creek, Pedlar River, Pompey Creek, Pryor Creek, Puppy Creek, Roberts Creek, Rocky Branch, Rocky Creek, Rocky Row Run, Rutledge Creek, Sally Creek, Salt Creek, Scott Branch, Shady Mountain Creek, Skulking Branch, South Fork Buffalo River, South Fork Horsley Creek, South Fork Piney River, South Fork Stovall Creek, South Fork Thrashers Creek, Statons Creek, Stonehouse Creek, Stonewall Creek, Stovall Creek, Swapping Camp Creek, Terrapin Creek, Thomas Creek, Thomas Mill Creek, Thrashers Creek, Tribulation Creek, Turner Creek, Walkers Ford Creek, Wheelers Run, Wiggins Branch, Wilderness Creek, Williams Creek, Williams Run

Summits show all on map

Bald Knob, Banks Mountain, Bear Mountain, Big Piney Mountain, Brown Mountain, Brush Mountain, Buck Mountain, Burks Mountain, Cedar Mountain, Charlie Taylor Mountain, Cole Mountain, Coleman Mountain, Dismal Mountain, Doefoot Mountain, Fletcher Mountain, Floyds Mountain, Fork Mountain, Galts Mill Mountain, Geddes Mountain, Glenn Mountain, Gum Mountain, Gun Mountain, Hamilton Knob, High Peak, Highco Mountain, Jennings Mountain, Kentucky Mountain, Larkin Mountain, Little Friar, Little Mount Pleasant, Little Rocky Mountain, Long Mountain, Love Lady Mountain, Miners Mountain, Mobley Mountain, Mollys Mountain, Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant, Page Mountain, Panther Mountain, Paul Mountain, Peavine Mountain, Peavine Mountain, Pedlar Mountain, Pierce Mountain, Piney Mountain, Piney Mountain, Pond Mountain, Potato Hill, Punchbowl Mountain, Rice Mountain, Richardson Mountain, Round Mountain, Scott Mountain, Scott Mountain, Shady Mountain, Shady Mountain, Stinnett Mountain, Strode Mountain, Sut Mountain, The Cardinal, The Friar, Tobacco Row Mountain, Turkey Mountain, Turkey Mountain

Towers show all on map

WAMV-AM (Amherst), WBRG-AM (Lynchburg), WJJS-AM (Lynchburg), WMXQ-FM (Lynchburg), WREL-FM (Buena Vista), WUDZ-FM (Sweet Briar), WVZN-AM (Lynchburg), WXYU-FM (Lynchburg), WZST-FM (Appomattox)

Trails show all on map

Cashaw Creek Trail, James River Batteau Festival Trail, Tolley Gap Trail

Tunnels show all on map

Bluff Mountain Tunnel

Valleys show all on map

Big Hollow, Cedar Bridge Hollow, Grants Hollow, Harris Hollow, Johns Hollow, Little Hollow,

Amherst County, Virginia Population By Race (2012 estimate)

RacePopulation
WhiteAmherst County White population 25,19125,191
BlackAmherst County Black population 6,0956,095
MixedAmherst County Mixed population 681680
American IndianAmherst County American Indian population 292291
AsianAmherst County Asian population 195194
Hawaiian & Pacific IslanderAmherst County Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population 00

Additional population tables :
State population table
Virginia population by county

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