Message from the President
Welcome to Emporia-Greensville. Let me tell you some things about our City and County.
More than 17,000 people call Emporia-Greensville home.
We are located on the fall line between the Piedmont and the Atlantic Coast Plain. Our landscape varies from very gently sloping plains in the southeast to rolling hills along the western boundary. Our location at the crossroads of I-95 and US Route 58 gives excellent access to Florida-New York, the beach or Blue Ridge Mountains and other metropolitan areas such as Richmond, Hampton Roads, and Raleigh, NC.
We have a warm sunny climate with an average annual temperature of nearly 60 degrees.
There is plenty to do in Emporia-Greensville beginning with a state of the art YMCA Facility, over 60 acres of park facilities with paved walking trails and picnic pavilions. Emporia-Greensville is less than 30 minutes away from Lake Gaston -- featuring boating, camping and fishing. We have over 50 civic clubs, a 280 member Chamber of Commerce, a library, and historic Victorian homes and businesses. We have many historic sites such as the Virginia Civil War Trails, a tour that traces Civil War history in our community, Village View, a retored 1830's home and the Hicksford Raid, a Civil War battle in 1864 that culminated in present day Emporia. We also feature festivals such as the Virginia Pork Festival, The Virginia Peanut Festival and the Meherrin River Arts Council that brings in top name entertainers several times a year.
Emporia-Greensville is a warm and friendly community. People come to the Emporia-Greensville area for the beautiful scenery and stay for the low cost of living and comfortable way of life in our tranquil rural community.
Whether you are traveling along I-95 between the northeastern U.S. and Florida or headed to the beaches in Virginia or the Blue Ridge Mountains consider stopping at our crossroads for a little southern hospitality.
Call our chamber office 434-634-9441 and allow our Executive Director to serve you.