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Farms and land in Prince George County beckon to investors, businesses, homebuyers and sportsmen looking for a rural area with excellent transportation, skilled labor force and natural resources to support business and recreation. Located in the Coastal region, it is adjacent to the cities of Petersburg, Hopewell and Colonial Heights and the counties of Charles City, Surry, Chesterfield, Sussex and Dinwiddie. The 282-square-mile county has a population of 38,353 residents most of whom live near the adjacent cities of Hopewell and Petersburg and the Fort Lee Army base. Most of the remainder of the county is rural with most land devoted to agriculture and timber production. The area’s transportation corridors include I-95, I-295, US Highway 301 and US Highway 460. Railway service is provided by CSX and Norfolk Southern. Farmland encompasses 39,630 acres and 94 percent of agricultural sales are for crops. Thirty-four percent of the acreage remains in woodlands. Fishermen can snag smallmouth and largemouth bass, catfish, redbreast, bluegill and rock bass in the James River. Hunters hunt both private and public land including the James River National Wildlife Refuge. Waterfowl, deer, turkeys and small game are abundant. Other attractions include the Petersburg National Battlefield, U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum and the U.S. Army Women’s Museum. Prince George County Public Schools provides K-12 public education. Richard Bland College offers higher education.