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Farms and land in Nottoway County are highly prized by investors, developers, businesses and sportsmen because of the many modes of transportation available, low wages and outstanding natural resources. Nottoway County land in the southeast Piedmont is bordered by Amelia, Dinwiddie, Brunswick, Lunenberg and Prince Edward counties. The 316-square-mile county is home to 15,420 residents. Farming, lumbering and a growing manufacturing base are the mainstays of the economy. US Highway 460 bisects Nottoway and connects with I-85 and I-95 in Petersburg 30 miles away. The Norfolk Southern Railway links the area to major population centers of the nation, and Richmond International Airport is just an hour’s drive. Farmland encompasses 50,390 acres, and 92% of agricultural sales are for livestock and poultry. Thirty-two percent of the farmland remains as woodlands and is part of the 137,206 acres of commercial forest land in the county. Fishermen and hunters looking for hunt/fishing camp property have gravitated to the rural county. Tracts of land are reasonably priced and include abundant wildlife. Deer, turkeys and small game draw hunters’ interest, and the many streams, lakes and rivers provide excellent fishing. Nottoway River offers up bass, herring, bluegill, redbreast, sunfish and crappie. Almost all of the top employers are government agencies including the US Department of Defense and Virginia Department of Military Affairs, both tied to Fort Pickett. Nottoway County School District provides K-12 public education.