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Farms and land in Dinwiddie County come with many perks including great transportation corridors, business-friendly local government, low cost of living and a wealth of natural resources sought by investors, businesses and sportsmen. Dinwiddie County land is adjacent to Chesterfield, Petersburg, Prince George, Sussex, Greensville, Brunswick, Nottoway and Amelia counties and is in the Coastal region of the state. The 507-square-mile county is home to 28,544 residents. Its economic base has a diverse mix of tourism, manufacturing and distribution and outdoor sports. Highways I-85, US Highway 1 and US Highway 460 and railways provide ample access from any direction. Farmland encompasses 92,841 acres, and 85% of agricultural sales is for crops. Thirty-five percent of the acreage is in woodlands, some of which is ready for timbering. The top private employers include Amazon fulfillment center and Walmart distribution. Nottoway, Appomattox and James rivers, lakes and streams offer fishermen diverse possibilities to catch bluegill, bass, crappie and striped bass. Hunters can stalk deer, turkeys and small game on private and public lands. The Appomattox River and Heritage Trail offers whitewater rafting, fishing, bird watching and canoeing. Other attractions include the Petersburg National Battlefield, Virginia Motorsports Park, Lucky Lake Gem and Mineral Mine and Virginia Skydiving Center. Dinwiddie County Public Schools provides K-12 public education.