Amherst County is a county, located in the Piedmont region and near the center of the Commonwealth of in the United States. The county is part of the , VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, and its county seat is also named .Amherst County was created in 1761 out of , and it was named in honor of Lord Jeffery Amherst, the so-called "Conqueror of Canada".

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