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The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is urging Virginians to participate in the Great SouthEast ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 10:15 a.m.
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The Region 2000 Services Authority will hold a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling Collection time on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The collection will take place at the Concord Turnpike Convenience Center, 2525 Concord Turnpike, Lynchburg.
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The week of Oct. 4 – 10 is Fire Prevention Week, a public health and safety observance that reminds us of the importance of preventing fires and escaping harm from fires when they do occur.
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With the National Weather Service forecasting heavy rainfall for our region over the next few days (Oct. 1- 4) and with possible impacts from Hurricane Joaquin, Campbell County could experience flash flooding, downed trees/limbs, and possible power outages.
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Members of the Campbell County Electoral Board will be available to provide demonstrations of the county’s new voting equipment for the general public before the Nov. 3 election.
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The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office will hold the annual Deputy Jason Saunders Memorial Car Show and Swap Meet on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Yellow Branch Elementary School, located at the intersection of Route 29 and Route 24 in Rustburg.
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The Campbell County Registrar’s Office has announced that beginning with the Nov. 3, 2015 General Election, the voting locations for the Altavista-303 precinct and the Evington-301 precinct will change.
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The Campbell County Department of Recreation and Parks announced its schedule for handmade bowl classes this fall, in anticipation of the Empty Bowls event in December.
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This year the Virginia Executive Mansion, through the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo), has selected the theme of “Celebrating Virginia’s Localities” toward decorating the annual holiday tree in Richmond. Each locality has been requested to submit one handmade ornament to present for viewing by visitors.
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The Campbell County Parks and Recreation Department is offering discount tickets for theme parks and attractions again this year.
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 Contact Us

Town of Brookneal
(434) 376-3124
P.O. Box 450
Brookneal VA 24528

About Brookneal

The Town of Brookneal is located on US Route 501 in southeastern Campbell County and has since its founding in 1802 served as a center of commerce for the surrounding areas in Campbell, Charlotte and Halifax counties. Brookneal is an incorporated town with a population of approximately 1,250 and serving approximately 40,000 in the immediate area. The thriving economy includes a diversified manufacturing base, agriculture, service firms and retail offerings.

Brookneal is a full service town with comprehensive planning, zoning, water and sewer, sanitation service and police. Fire and Rescue services are provided by the Brookneal Volunteer Fire Department and the Brookneal Volunteer Rescue Squad. Public Safety dispatch and coordination of police coverage is provided through integration into the county’s 911 system. The town is an active participant in regional economic development, planning and government organizations.

Excellent recreational opportunities abound in the area. Public facilities include a large recreation park, a boat ramp on the Staunton River and a historic community center. The Brookneal Recreation park offers baseball and softball fields, picnic areas, tennis courts, a playground and a hiking trail. The boat ramp provides access to the Staunton River for boating, canoeing, tubing and fishing. A striped bass tournament is hosted each spring. Brookneal is rich in history.

The town is also the birthplace of General Lewis Pick, builder of the Leds Road in the China Burma India Theater of World War II; and it is near Patrick Henry's last home and burial site, Red Hill.  Henry is best known for his famous declaration "give me liberty or give me death" made during a speech before the Virginia Convention in 1775. Red Hill is also the site of the National Memorial and on these grounds, guests can tour the restored home and law office, as well as walk where Henry and his ancestors once walked. Visitors to Brookneal can also visit the Willie Hodges Booth Museum and view artifacts from the area’s past by appointment. 

Students from Brookneal and the surrounding area attend Brookneal Elementary School and William Campbell Combined School.

Contact Information

Town of Brookneal
215 Main Street
P.O. Box 450
Brookneal, VA 24528

  • Town Office: (434)  376-3124
  • Fax: (434) 376-5698
  • Police Department: (434) 376-2650
  • Fire Department: (434) 376-2656
  • Brookneal Rescue Squad: (434) 376-2358
  • Library: (434) 376-3363
  • Public Works: (434) 376-3124