Farmville is one of America’s oldest two-college communities, home to Longwood University and nearby Hampden-Sydney College. The population within Farmville’s municipal boundaries is about 8,200, though the community’s population extends into three nearby counties with a combined population of more than 50,000. It is roughly 40 miles from the Richmond metropolitan area (population 1.2 million) and is a commercial capital of the Southside, Virginia region, with higher education and health care the leading industries.
The town was formed in the late 18th century and is geographically situated near the headwaters of the Appomattox River. Attractions include the High Bridge State Park and Trail and the famous Green Front Furniture company, whose historic downtown warehouses attract shoppers from across the East Coast. The historic downtown has been designated a Virginia Main Street community.
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