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Amherst (formerly Dearborn) is a town in Amherst County, Virginia, United States. The population was 2,231 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Amherst County. Amherst is part of the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 kmĀ²), all of it land.

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Updated: 2nd October, 2023 10:29 AM (UTC).

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