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Farms and land in Campbell County appeals to investors, developers, businesses and sportspeople due to its economic diversity and easy transportation access. Located in the Piedmont, Campbell County land is adjacent to Amherst, Appomattox, Charlotte, Halifax, Pittsylvania and Bedford counties and the City of Lynchburg. The 507-square-mile county is home to 54,885 residents, many of whom work in neighboring Lynchburg. Major highways include US Highway 29, US Highway 460 and US Highway 501. Historically, farming, timbering and manufacturing were the cornerstones of the local economy. In more recent years, the area near Lynchburg has become a bedroom community, and natural resources have expanded into a growing outdoor type of tourism. Farmland encompasses 131,716 acres and occupies about 40% of the land area. Livestock and poultry are 74% of agricultural sales. About 33% of the farmland remains in woodlands open to lumbering. Hunters chase deer, bears, turkeys and coyotes on both private farmland and public spaces. Fishermen go the Roanoke River – locally called Staunton River – to catch small and largemouth bass, redeye, bluegill and trout. Top private employers include Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear, Abbott Laboratories, BGF Industries Inc., Moore's Electrical and Mechanical and Schrader-Bridgeport International Inc. Campbell County Public Schools provides K-12 public education. Adjacent Lynchburg is home to Randolph College, Lynchburg College, Virginia University of Lynchburg and Liberty University.