We are a County steeped in history and one that places high priority on quality of life through the protection of natural, cultural and historical resources. Whether you are looking to relocate or come for a visit, Nelson County has it all. Below are some links that you may find helpful when considering Nelson County as your home.
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The Nelson County Public Schools believe that children are our future and that learning is a lifelong adventure. Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, and a creative environment for learning. In partnership with families and community, we are committed to providing quality instruction that fosters student success, respect and diversity. We strive to enable students to become skilled, responsible and contributing members of our global society. All schools are accredited by the Virginia State Department of Education and comply with the Virginia Standards of Accreditation, Virginia Standards of Quality and the Virginia Standards of Learning.
The University of Virginia Medical Center’s hospital has 668 beds and provides comprehensive medical service for the region. The hospital contains special units for trauma, burns, intensive and coronary care, dialysis, and neonatal care. Lynchburg General Hospital and Virginia Baptist Hospital contain a total of 768 beds and provide a full range of general medical and surgical specialties. Augusta Medical Center is also is conveniently accessed by residents of northern Nelson County. Two private clinics and a county public health center are located in the county. Nine physicians and six dentists practice in Nelson County.
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Newspapers & Publications
Nelson County Times – 434-946-7195
Nelson County Life – 434-361-0104
Charlotttesville Daily Progress – 434-978-7200
Lynchburg News & Advance – 434-385-5400
The News Virginian – 540-949-8213
Tri-County Times – 434-332-2845
Lynchburg Ledger – 434-332-2845
Forest Forum – 434-332-2845
The Hook – 434-295-8700
Cville Weekly – 434-817-2749
Echo – 434-295-3407
Additional information can be found at the Nelson County Visitor Center, 8519 Thomas Nelson Highway in Lovingston. (434) 263-7015.