Amelia Virginia Community Website ... www.ameliava.com | Facebook | Twitter

 804.598.9301 - email  |  advertise

Welcome to Amelia, Virginia! Community Website!
_____________
Sister Site:
www.powhatanva.com

Local Hospitals:
Richmond Hospitals

Local News & Events:
Amelia Bulletin Monitor

Today's News & Information Stations:
NBC12 
WRIC 8 
WTVR 6
Fox 35
WCVE PBS

Cool Links:
Richmond Movies
 
Events - Ticketmaster

Sports News:
Winston Cup Racing

Love Baseball?
You've got to check out:
www.baseball.com and
www.baseballprimer.com


1995-2010
All rights reserved.
This site is designed and maintained for the citizens of Amelia, Virginia.  It was established in 1998.  It is a community site for your information and convenience.  Thank you for your support!

For the official Amelia County Government website, click here.

For more information, please call 804.598.9301 or email katrina@katrina.com.











 

Natural Resources

Forests cover 73.1% of the county’s total land. Seventy percent of the forestland is owned by farmers and other private landowners. Timber corporations own 27% of the forestland.

Water is provided by both ground and surface sources, principally drilled wells and the Appomattox River. Amelia County has 39 live creeks and streams from two to 15 miles in length. There are over 500 ponds in the county ranging in size from one-half acre to 15 acres. These ponds provide water reserves for livestock, irrigation, fishing and recreation.

Amelia County also supports a wealth of various minerals. Pegmatite, a common igneous rock in the County, has been the source of plentiful amounts of mica, which was mined extensively during World War II. Kaolin, feldspar, and quartz have also been mined from pegmatite and sold commercially. Beryl, columbitetantatite, and a variety of gem and specimen minerals, such as garnet, topaz and amazonite, have been found in pegmatite. Amazonite is a green-colored stone, unique to Amelia County. Amateur rockhounds can try their mining skill at the Morefield mine, located on Route 628 off U.S. 360.

1995 - 2010.  All rights reserved.
This website is designed and maintained by:
Computer Connections - Powhatan, VA  23139 - phone: (804) 598-9301
If you would like to send questions or comments, feel free to send them to: katrina@katrina.com
If you would like to advertise on this site, please email or call the number above.  Over 142,000 hits per month!

Many thanks to you our visitors and to our businesses who support this site!  May God bless you all!