This is the first surviving census for Amherst, since both the 1790 and 1800 censuses have been lost. The transcription is in the order in which the enumerator took his census. Thus, neighbors appear together and this will assist the genealogist. Amherst was an important and populous county at the western edge of Virginia's Piedmont with a heavy slave population [5,600+].
This and other 1810 censuses are transcribed by the author from the original images, and while many of Virginia's censuses are available online, they often times are replete with misreadings. Caveat emptor!