Amelia County was established in 1735 from parts of Prince George and
Brunswick counties. The County is named for Princess Amelia Sophia of
Great Britain, daughter of King George II.
Just 35 miles southwest of Richmond,
Amelia County, Virginia has access to all the resources of a large
urban center, while providing the benefits of a small community. Amelia
is known for its minerals, including the nation's best supply of
Amazonite found at the Morefield mine.
abound in Amelia County, from the hunting and fishing that are so
valued, to the Amelia Wildlife Management Area, over 50 Miles of Appomattox River frontage, Saylors Creek State Park,
the Amelia County Parks and Recreation Department and the James L.
Hamner Public Library. We also celebrate our County with the annual
“Amelia Day Celebration” every Mother's Day Saturday and in
August/September with the “Amelia County Fair” which we are proud to say
was recently honored as the best small County Fair in Virginia. Each
of these activities is family oriented, beloved by our people and
continue to be highly anticipated events.