NELSON COUNTY is a hidden gem in Central Virginia. Shaped like a diamond, there are surprises in every part of the 471 square mile playground of outdoor adventure. Nelson’s northern border is the first 30 miles of the Virginia Blue Ridge Parkway; its southern border is the mighty James River, with all points between showcasing the county’s mountainous terrain that offers vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains along with the deep green splendor of the George Washington National Forest.

Within this bounty of natural beauty are miles of hiking trails, crystal-clear fishing streams, historic family farms and orchards, picturesque vineyards, inviting tap rooms and unparalleled views.

scenes from Nelson County Virginia

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Planning Commission

August 24 @ 7:00 pm
Thu 01

Electoral Board Meeting

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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