Crewe's "down home" feel is ever present in town. From waving to a friend on the road, running into a coworker at the park, or visiting with neighbors in their local business, the Crewe community is the cornerstone on which the town was founded and continues today. Already a proud Creweton? Scroll down to find out more about getting active in the community.
Crewe is Virginia’s first HEAL Community. But what does that mean? Evidence suggests that a healthier community is a more desirable place to visit, own a business, and raise a family. By becoming the first HEAL town in Virginia, Crewe will be a leader in developing innovative ideas and common sense solutions for providing healthy choices in Southern Virginia.
More information about Crewe's HEAL initiative can be found on the HEAL page (coming soon).
The Nottoway County Public School system provides public education for Crewe residents. Students from the Town attend Crewe Primary School and Nottoway Intermediate School, Middle School ,and High School, located in the County.
Kenston Forest School, a private school for grades K-12 is located near the southern limits of the Town of Blackstone. In addition, some students attend Fuqua School, in the Town of Farmville, which also serves grades K-12.
Crewe Primary: (434) 645-8149
Nottoway Intermediate: (434) 292-5353
Nottoway Middle: (434) 292-5375
Nottoway High: (434) 292-5373
The newly renovated Town of Crewe Public Library, located on Tyler Street, is part of the Nottoway County Public Library system. The library offers free W-Fi, printing services, books, magazines, videos and several computers with internet access. With weekly preschool reading programs, summer reading programs, and the Nottoway County literacy program, there’s something for everyone!
Hours of Operation
The library has a rotating schedule of operation:
400 Tyler St. Crewe, VA 23930
The Town of Crewe Cemetery is located on The Falls Rd on the edge of town.
Policies and Regulations
Graves can be purchased at the following rates:
2 graves: $800
4 graves: $1600
6 graves: $2400
Plot (8 graves): $3200
Graves must be purchased in even numbers. No single grave purchases allowed.
Please contact the Town Office for further cemetery restrictions.
Thinking about starting a business in Crewe? Here you'll find much of the information you'll need to hit the ground running.
Crewe is central to major regional economic hubs:
56 miles to Richmond. VA
68 miles to Lynchburg, VA
111 miles to Raleigh, NC
121 miles to Norfolk, VA
160 miles from Washington, DC
Crewe is surrounded by students entering the workforce from 2-year and 4-year education programs, including:
Southside Virginia Community College (26 miles)
Longwood University (20 miles)
Hampden-Sydney College (24 miles)
Medical College of Virginia (58 miles)
Crewe has a close-knit business community, brought together though the Crewe-Burkeville Chamber of Commerce.
The Crewe-Burkeville Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that business members use to enrich and enhance the business environment of the area.
The Chamber meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00PM. Meetings are held at the Crewe Library Conference Room and are open to the public.
For more information, or to join the Chamber, please visit their website here.
Crewe Municipal Airport
The Town of Crewe Municipal Airport is an excellent resource for local businesses, traveling dignitaries, and flight enthusiasts. Basic information on the airport can be found below. For more detailed information, please visit an external site by clicking here.
FAA Identifier: W81
Lat/Long: 37-10-51.6440N / 078-05-54.5089W37-10.860733N / 078-05.908482W37.1810122 / -78.0984747(estimated)
Elevation: 419 ft. / 127.7 m (surveyed)
Variation: 10W (2010)
From city: 1 mile E of CREWE, VA
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 23930
Labor Market Information
Crewe's Labor Market Information (LMI) data can be found through the Virginia Employment Commission's website by searching community profiles for Nottoway County. Here is a link to the relevant information.
Licenses and Permits
A business that wishes to operate in Crewe must obtain a business license. All new business must obtain a license before opening. Business license applications can be downloaded here. Please not there is a $15 application fee.
Zoning restrictions determine what type of businesses you may operate out of your home. Please contact the Town Office to ensure that you are in compliance with zoning regulations.
For more information please call the Town Office at (434) 645-9453.
Business One Stop
Budding entrepreneurs may also want to visit the Commonwealth of Virginia's "Business One Stop" for help navigating the complex requirements for starting a business.
Looking for employment in or around Crewe? Search the links below for job opportunities with some of the major Crewe-area employers.
Many area jobs can be found on Virginia Workforce Connection. Click this link, and under "Search for a Job," type Crewe's zip code (23930) and select a distance you're willing to travel. You can also refine your search based on industry, salary, and date jobs were posted.
For employment with the Commonwealth of Virginia, click here and select one of the agencies in the region: Nottoway Correctional Center, Piedmont Geriatric Hospital, Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation, or Ft. Pickett.