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Powhatan County land and farms attract developers, homebuyers and sportsmen with its transportation access, high quality of life, natural resources, close proximity to Richmond and an easy drive to both the mountains and the ocean. Located in the Piedmont, land in Powhatan County is adjacent to Goochland, Chesterfield, Amelia, Cumberland and Henrico counties. The 262-square-mile county is home to 29,652 residents. Transportation corridors include US Highway 60 and US Highway 522 plus air and rail service through Richmond, which is just 30 miles away. It is one of the fastest-growing counties in the state as it continues to develop as a bedroom community and attracts retirees. Retail, construction and healthcare provide the largest portion of its economic base. Sportsmen enjoy the natural resources that provide great hunting opportunities for those on the hunt for deer, turkey, grouse and other small game. There are multiple places to hunt including the Powhatan Wildlife Management Area and Amelia Wildlife Management Area, which are covered by open fields and new forest growth that provides habitat for a diverse array of wildlife. The James and Appomattox rivers are favored by fishermen who go there to catch smallmouth bass, channel catfish, redbreast and other species. Powhatan County Public Schools provides K-12 public education. J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College offers higher learning.