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Amherst County Jail

115 Taylor Street

Amherst, VA  24521

(434) 946-9379

County History:   

Amherst is its own county seat and was created in 1761 and named for Lord Jeffery Amherst.  Lord Amherst was known as commander of the British forces who took Canada from the French.  In the early years, it was an area of great tobacco growth.  Originally populated with native American hunters and fishermen.  Amherst County produced more Confederate soldiers per capita than anywhere else in the confederate states.  The area is ripe with architecture from the 18th through 20th centuries.  

County Population:  32,178

Area Code(s):  434

Jail Website:  None

County Sheriff:  E. W. Viar, Jr, 434-946-9381, [email protected]  

Deputy Sheriff:  Major Betty Wise, 434-946-9381, [email protected]  

Crime Stats for Amherst:  Amherst’s violent crime rate has been incredibly low for several years.  As of 2015, it was zero. 

Per 1,000 residents, Amherst has 2.27 or 5 officers, which is slightly above Virginia’s average of 2.24  

County Clerk:  Unknown: 

Inmate Search Instructions:  No information available  

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Sending mail to Inmates:  No information available

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Bail and Bail Bondsmen:  No information available

Amherst County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined71
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Full time payroll20
Full time total employees20
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