Farmville is a town in Prince Edward and Cumberland counties in the U.S. state of Virginia. The population was 6,845 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Prince Edward County. The Appomattox River traverses Farmville, along with the High Bridge Trail State Park, a more than thirty mile long rail trail park. At the intersection of US 15 VA 45 and US 460, Farmville is the home of Longwood University and is the town nearest to Hampden Sydney College.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town covers a total area of 7.0 square miles (18.2 Square Kilometer), of which, 7.0 square miles (18.1 Square Kilometer) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 Square Kilometer) of it (0.99%) is water.Farmville is located between Richmond and Lynchburg on U.S. Route 460.