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Welcome to Historic Appomattox

where our nation reunited

Located near the geographic center of Virginia, nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and the Tidewater region to the east, Appomattox County lies in the rolling hills of Virginia’s Piedmont. Formed in 1845 from portions of Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, and Prince Edward Counties. Appomattox traces its roots back to the Shire of Henrico, founded in 1611 as one of the original eight Shires of Virginia.

Widely known for the events of April 1865 when Confederate Gen. R. E. Lee surrendered to Union Gen. U. S. Grant in the small village of Appomattox Court House, now preserved as Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, located just north of the Town of Appomattox.

Whatever your interests, Appomattox has it all. In addition to Appomattox Court House, history lovers will enjoy the American Civil War Museum, Clover Hill Village and the Carver-Price Legacy Museum. For those who appreciate outdoor recreation, Appomattox offers Holliday Lake, High Bridge and James River State Parks as well as Falling River Country Club. Shoppers will love walking Main Street in the Town of Appomattox. Fine dining and modern lodging accommodations await all after a long day of Experiencing Appomattox!

And getting here is so easy to do. With a convenient mid-Atlantic location, Appomattox is within a days drive of over half the nation's population. We are four hours from Washington D.C., three hours from Virginia Beach, 2.5 hours from the Historic Triangle of Jamestown/Williamsburg/Yorktown, and 1.5 hours from Virginia’s capitol city, Richmond.


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McLean House at Sunrise, Appomattox Court House NHP