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Farms and land in Greensville County attract investors, businesses and sportsmen looking for affordable wages, skilled labor, a rural lifestyle and excellent transportation. Located in the Coastal region, Greensville County land is adjacent to Brunswick, Dinwiddie, Sussex and Southampton counties in Virginia, the city of Emporia and Northampton County in North Carolina. The 297-square-mile county is home to 11,627. Manufacturing, agriculture and public services are the primary job providers. Included in the top private employers are Boars Head Provisions Co., Beach Mold and Tool of Virginia, Western Express Inc., Jackson Field Homes, SteelFab Inc. and Georgia Pacific Wood Products. The county is located along I-95 and US Highway 58. Farmland includes 54,544 acres and livestock, and poultry is 98% of agricultural sales. Woodlands remain on 30% of the acreage. Fishermen enjoy snagging fish out of the Meherrin River and the Emporia Resevoir where there is largemouth bass, large white crappy and sunfish. A fish lift allows shad and herring to run up and over the dam on the Meherrin River to continue their journey to historic spawning grounds. Hunters can bag deer, bears, turkeys and small game on private and public lands. Other attractions include Alexander Watson Battle House built between 1815 and 1835 and the Meherrin River Arts Council where performing arts are presented. Greensville County Public Schools provides public education to K-12.