Campbell County

Campbell County is located in the south-central Piedmont Region of Virginia, 115 miles west of Richmond, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. From its beginnings in 1781 as a frontier settlement, to its emergence as a tobacco producer and then a center for industrial manufacturing, Campbell County has continually evolved and grown with national and world changes. The county is bordered on the north by the City of Lynchburg and James River and in the South by Roanoke (Staunton) River. The towns of Brookneal and Altavista are within the county. According to the 2016 American Community Survey five year estimates, the population of Campbell County is 55,061—about 1% increase from the 2010 Census. The top five major employers in Campbell County in 2019 are BWXT Nuclear Operations Group Inc, BGF Industries Inc, Abbott Laboratories, Moore's Electrical and Mechanical, and WalMart.