Genealogy Projects tagged with Amherst County on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Amherst County, Virginia, USA

    Official Web Site Amherst County was formed in 1761, from parts of Albemarle County. The county was named for Sir Jeffrey Amherst, known as the "Conqueror of Canada". Jeffrey Amherst was named Governor of Virginia, although he never came to the colony. Native Americans were the first humans to populate the area. They hunted and fished mainly along the countless rivers and streams in Amherst C...