Making Nelson County as Safe as Possible
In Nelson, nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our citizens ad visitors. A variety of emergency support is in place throughout the County, Police, Fire and Rescue system. The County also has in place comprehensive plans and a process to respond to emergency situations. Safety is a shared responsibility and all citizens and visitors to the community are strongly encouraged to play an active role.
What to Do
While every situation is unique, you are encouraged to stay calm and not to put yourself in harm’s way in the event of an emergency.
Report an Emergency:
Call 911 or the Nelson County Sheriff’s office at 434 263 7045. Do not hang up until the dispatcher gets the required information including your name, telephone number, and the nature and location of the emergency so that help can assess the situation and respond accordingly.
WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS and A REQUEST
We hope you have a wonderful experience in our big outdoors which is the NELSON SCENIC LOOP. We look forward to your comments and suggestions.
Please understand there are 50 miles of public roads that make up the NELSON SCENIC LOOP but much of the adjoining land is private or George Washington National Forest Wilderness Land. We ask that you be RESPECTFUL of these PROPERTIES and the PRIVACY of the Nelson residents who live and work here. The way of life here is a special one. There are no farms or residences open generally to the public. In this regard, please be on the lookout for cars entering the roads, children playing and respect the farm equipment traffic you encounter. This is a rural area and the roads are not meant for high speeds.
Enjoy yourself and learn about the history, culture and natural resources around the LOOP from the website www.nelsonscenicloop.com. Enjoy your visit to Nelson County, the public sites and trails and this wonderful environment.
Peter A. Agelasto III President, Rockfish Valley Foundation
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact
The Rockfish Valley Foundation