Victoria, in Lunenburg County, is in the heart of beautiful southside Virginia. Victoria and Lunenburg County offer a genuine sense of community where neighbors know and care for one another. It is served by State Highways 40 and 49, and is within a short travel distance of many cities important as distributing points. It is 65 miles southwest of the capital city of Richmond.
United Country cordially invites you to explore the special opportunities that abound in this progressive community in rural Virginia and become a part of Lunenburg County.
Victoria began as a railroad town in 1906 and is said to have been named after Queen Victoria. At the halfway point between Roanoke and Norfolk, Victoria was picked to be the location of the round house and switching station for the new railroad which transported coal from southwest Virginia to Tidewater.
Victoria was incorporated in 1909. Lunenburg County was formed in 1746 and named for King George II who also had the title of Duke of Brunswick‑Lunenburg, a German state. Anglicized, the name became Lunenburg.
Since 1753, Mecklenburg, Halifax, Charlotte, Pittsylvania, Patrick and Bedford counties have been formed from territory originally within Lunenburg.
The climate is delightful, midway between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and the port of Hampton Roads to the east.
Annual festivals in the area and state include the Kenbridge Strawberry Festival, Victoria's "Autumn Days," the Virginia Wine Tour, Memorial Day Music Holiday, Richmond Shakespeare Festival, Fireman’s Carnival and more.
From aerospace to zoology, Virginia features museums with hands-on exhibits, interactive learning stations and knowledgeable re-enactors. You’ll enjoy the A.P. Carter Museum, Agecroft Hall, Arlington Arts Center, Andrew Johnston House/Museum and many others.
Virginia is also home to 2 world-renown theme parks: Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Paramount’s King’s Dominion – as well as other water parks and zoos.
Lunenburg County's public school system places strong emphasis on vocational education. It also maintains the Academic Competition for Excellence program. The Southside Virginia Community College, Alberta and Keysville, also provide continuing education and specialized employment training programs. Longwood College, Hampden‑Sydney and St. Paul's College are within 25 miles.
Community Memorial Health Center and Southside Community Hospital offer excellent medical care for area residents. Major medical centers in Richmond and Durham are also easily accessible. The Lunenburg Medical Center complements the county health department's services and local doctors.
Buggs Island and Lake Gaston are only a 45-minute drive away. They offer many recreational opportunities including fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, camping and the Bass Masters tournaments. The county also offers abundant hunting with lots of hunt clubs in the area.
Recreational activities are also promoted by schools, churches and local clubs. There are 3 lighted fields where football and baseball are played. Facilities include lighted ballparks, country clubs, picnic areas and a community building for skating, dancing and other activities. Lakes, streams and ponds in the area also provide excellent fishing. Lunenburg County offers golf, tennis, hiking and biking trails and much more.