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Pittsylvania County land and farms draw investors, developers, businesses and sportspeople with its rural living close to big-city amenities, natural resources and good transportation. Land in Pittsylvania County is adjacent to Bedford, Campbell, Franklin, Halifax and Henry counties, the City of Danville and Caswell and Rockingham counties in North Carolina. Located in the Piedmont, the 978-square-mile county is the largest in land area in the state and is home to 30,354 residents. US Highway 58, US Highway 311 and US Highway 360 provide convenient road access. Manufacturing is the largest employment sector of the county’s economic base. Included in the top private employers are Unique Industries, Intertape Polymer Corp., Swedwood Danville LLC, Haynes Brothers and Whittle Plywood. Farmland occupies 40% of the county’s land and encompasses 246,322 acres. Livestock and poultry account for 59% of agricultural sales. The largest undeveloped uranium deposit in the nation is located in Pittsylvania. Fishermen wet a line in the Roanoke, Banister and Dan rivers in hopes of catching smallmouth bass, bluegill, catfish and other species. Or they can fish on one of the more than 20 lakes in the county. There’s plenty of opportunity for hunters to stalk their favorite game including deer, grouse and small game. White Oak Mountain Wildlife Management Area is open for hunting, trapping, fishing and camping. Other attractions include the AAF Tank Museum and Birch Creek Motorsports. Pittsylvania County Schools provides K-12 public education. Pittsylvania Career and Technical Center offers higher education.