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Prince Edward County is located in “the Heart of Virginia", at the crossroads of US 460 and US 15, two of Virginia’s primary east-west and north-south transportation corridors, which provides direct access to four interstate highway systems: I-95, I-85, I-81 and I-64. The County of Prince Edward was founded in 1754 and the Town of Farmville is the County seat.

Prince Edward County serves as the commercial hub for the seven-county region in South Central Virginia and serves the market needs of over 176,000 people. Whether shopping or outdoor activities are the attraction, visitors and residents alike will find a wide variety of retail stores and privately owned companies in the area. In addition, due to its central location, Prince Edward County is within a day's drive of 76% of the nation's population. This makes Prince Edward County a prime location to locate a business or industry.

Prince Edward County welcomes all inquiries: please direct requests for information to the Economic Development office at 434.414.3029 or email Kate Pickett-Eggleston for more information. Additionally, the links on the right hand sidebar of this page will take visitors to the current Business and Commercial Sites as well as to the current Industrial and Building Sites available. There are also links to our Enterprise Zone information, as well as some other links relevant to businesses seeking to locate or relocate their business ventures to Prince Edward County.

To assist in decision making, the following table identifies the taxes required in Prince Edward County. For more information, please call the Commissioner of Revenue at 434.392.3231.

Amount Per $100
Assessed Valuation
$0.51 Real Estate
$0.51 Mobile Homes
$0.70 Merchant's Capital
$4.50 Tangible Personal Property - Motor Vehicles
$0.90 Tangible Personal Property - Business Furniture & Fixtures
$0.90 Tangible Personal Property - Heavy Equipment
$0.42 Machinery & Tool;
$0.00 Farm Machinery & Equipment

Please Note: Any email sent to a member of the Board of Supervisors, or any other public official and/or employee of Prince Edward County, becomes a public document and is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. This means that a copy of any such email could be requested by a citizen, or a member of the media, is subject to disclosure, and could be reprinted and/or used in a public forum.

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