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Discover Farmville

Located in central Virginia, Farmville is a dynamic college town, with a proud history and exciting future.

Downtown Farmville

An Ideal Location: Nearby Places and How To Get There

Located in Prince Edward County, at the northernmost tip of Southern Virginia, Farmville is a short drive away from Richmond, Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Petersburg. Yes, this would make Farmville the center of Virginia. In fact, the exact geographical center of Virginia is located in nearby Buckingham County. Click Here for driving distances to popular destinations.

Farmville Chamber of Commerce website.

Farmville Downtown website.


Recreation in the Farmville Area

The tri-county region of Prince Edward, Buckingham and Cumberland Counties offers endless recreational opportunities for everyone that will leave you with only one problem, making a decision!

If you’re looking for some water-sports activities, you’ll have to pick from one of the 3 rivers in the area, the Appomattox, the Willis, and the James River. Or you can spend a day at one of the nearby state parks, splashing in the water or hiking the trails. If slimy worms, hooks, and a pole sounds good to you, then just hit one of local fishing holes, including the nationally recognized, 845-acre, Briery Creek Lake.

Not much of the outdoor enthusiast? Well, no problem. Just hit the links at one of 4 area golf courses, including the 18-hole, PGA sanctioned, Manor Golf Club. If you’re looking for a casual activity, you can almost always catch a Longwood University or Hampden-Sydney sporting event such as basketball, baseball, lacrosse or field hockey. Or check out the latest exhibit at the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, where exhibits from both local and nationally known artists captivate the imagination.

No matter what your mood, personality or physical capability, there’s always something to do in Farmville. Check out more exciting and fun things to do in Farmville!


Farmville Economy & Demographics

Farmville is a bustling community located in central Virginia that possesses a dynamic quality. It serves as an economic hub for a seven county region as well home to college students and professors alike. With just over 7,000 residents and considerably more who visit the area, Farmville’s economy is growing strong. Learn more about Farmville's economy and demographics.


Discover Historic Farmville

Since 1798, Farmville has served as the center of trade, education, law, and finance for the surrounding seven counties, a position it still maintains today. Farmville has seen civil war and civil rights and has served as home to prominent government leaders such as Patrick Henry. That’s not all. It was and still is home to many successful businesses, industries, and cultural and educational organizations.

After 250 years, the Farmville area, including Prince Edward and Cumberland counties, continues to exemplify all that is best about the American way of life. Just see for yourself and discover historic Farmville.


Unique Shops with Unique Finds

The Farmville area includes a thriving Main Street shopping area and several shopping centers. Stores are filled with treasures waiting to be discovered and purchased.

Shoppers from the entire East coast come into the area to find significant retail and wholesale furniture bargains. In addition to the large furniture market available with stores like Greenfront Furniture, shoppers find one of a kind antiques, elegant home décor, clothing, canoes, novelty gifts, books and more, from the wide variety of stores. View a directory of businesses in the Farmville area.


A Taste of the South

You'll find the expected and the unexpected in Farmville with the local restaurants, serving some of the finest food in the South. With new restaurants springing up every year, the choices are endless: elegant restaurants, diners, home-style cooking, pizza, outdoor cafes, and fast food restaurants are all available.

If it's traditional Italian food you crave, visit Pino's Italian restaurant or if you're just looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, visit Just Dessert's in downtown Farmville. Whatever your taste, Farmville has it! View a directory of places to eat.


Places to Stay

Longwood loves to see friends and family visit our campus. Unfortunately, there’s just not enough room for everyone to stay on campus. Don’t worry though. There are plenty of accommodations in close proximity to campus.

Farmville offers the traditional hotels and motels. If they don’t suit you, try one of the area Bed & Breakfasts or make a true adventure out of it and stay at one of 6 nearby state parks. No matter your purpose or preference, there is always a place for you in Farmville. View a listing of Places to Stay in the Farmville area.