Sweet Briar is an unincorporated community in Amherst County in the central part of the U.S. state of Virginia. It is approximately 11 miles northeast of Lynchburg. Sweet Briar is best known for being the home of Sweet Briar College, a women's college founded there in 1901. The ZIP Code is 24595.
The Sweet Briar College Historic District and Sweet Briar House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.