Residential – Wooded – Lays Excellent! Quiet Country Living!
Enjoy the quiet of country living on this 5 acre lot located on Victoria Drive in Amherst. Land lays excellent and is 100% covered in nice hardwoods. This lot is convenient to Lynchburg and Amherst/Sweet Briar College. Lots of deer and turkey in the area!
The Town of Amherst was founded in 1807. Originally known as “The Oaks” and “Seven Oaks”, it began as a mere stagecoach station on the Charlottesville-Lynchburg road. Once Nelson County was separated from Amherst County in 1807, the community became the seat of the Amherst County Government. It was at this time that the village decided to rename itself in honor of the French and Indian War hero, Sir Jeffery Amherst. Major-General Amherst had been the hero of the Battle of Ticonderoga and later served as the Governor-In-Chief of the Colony of Virginia from 1763 to 1768. On April 15, 1910, the Town of Amherst was incorporated by the order of the Circuit Court. A charter was granted to the town by the General Assembly in 1950. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amherst,_Virginia )
There are numerous attractions throughout the county that entertain many people throughout the area. With the three recreational and public lakes being Mill Creek, Thrashers Lake, and Stonehouse Lake, there is plenty to do on the water. Many like to fish, canoe, or kayak in the water or simply have a cookout along the side of the lakes. There are also many trails and parks that anyone is welcome to visit at any time. There is a significant portion of the Appalachian Trail that runs through the George Washington National Forest in Amherst. There are many offshoot trails that highlight peaks in Amherst such at Mt. Pleasant, Cold Mountain, and Tar Jacket Ridge. There are many local restaurants in the county such at the Briar Patch, Travelers, Vitos Grill, Charlies Chicken, and many others that are very popular spots among the locals who frequent the various eateries. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amherst_County,_Virginia )