Amherst Town

Amherst's location in Central Virginia adjacent to Sweet Briar College provies an uncrowded yet cosmopolitan feeling. One of the main landmarks of the Town of Amherst is the roundabout located at the intersection of Main Street and U S Route 60. It is the oldest traffic circle in the VDOT system. The Town of Amherst sponsors the Amherst Industrial Development Autghoriy which is able to provide a conduit for tax exempt financing for qualifed local manufacguring concerns. The L. Barnes Brockmand Sr Business & Industrial Park is located in the Town of Amherst and is home to Fairmont Crossing and Mutual Telecom Services. This development has a series of "ready to go" building sites for industrail, commericial and institutional operations. Primary employers include: Glad Manufactoring, Buffalo Air Handling, Sweet Briar College, Hermle, and Grief Brothers.