If you go to central Virginia, between Charlottesville and Lynchburg, you will find the 471 square miles of Nelson County. The James River borders the southern and eastern sides of the county while the Blue Ridge Mountains can be found to the north and west. Part of the George Washington National Forest is located in the western side of the county.
Nelson County is just 3 hours from Washington, D.C., and 4 hours from Charlotte. The elevation rises to over 4,000 feet in the Blue Ridge.