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About Appomattox

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Beautiful and historic Appomattox County is located in the rolling Piedmont area of Central Virginia, nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and the Tidewater region to the east. The scenic James River forms the County's northern boundary. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Historic Richmond, Smith Mountain and Buggs Island Lakes and numerous Civil War battlefields are within an easy drive of Appomattox.

Appomattox is most famous for the events of April 1865, when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant to effectively end the American Civil War. The scene of that historic event has been preserved as Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, located just north of the Town of Appomattox.

We believe that Appomattox County, including the Towns of Appomattox and Pamplin, is a wonderful place to live and work. A four-season temperate climate, excellent public and private schools, several nearby colleges and universities, low crime, low taxes, and a dedicated workforce attest to this fact.

Located near the geographic center of Virginia, Appomattox County was created 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.

Appomattox County offers a temperate climate, an excellent transportation network, and proximity to world-renowned attractions. Included is our own Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, where in April 1865, the healing of the nation began after four years of bloody Civil War. Visit the site of Lee's surrender and experience a Civil War weekend where history comes to life.

Come enjoy the outdoor recreation at Holliday Lake State Park or float the beautiful James River. Shop for antiques in the Town of Appomattox, formerly known as Nebraska. Explore the old Pamplin Pipe factory, once the world's largest maker of clay smoking pipes. Visit stops on the Route of Lee's Retreat and Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail... There's so much to do you'll want to come back soon!

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 Richmond, capitol of Virginia and the old Confederacy.

We are pleased that you have visited our County's website and encourage you to consider Appomattox County when planning your next vacation adventure. Also, with world-class fiber infrastructure, a solid and dependable workforce, and excellent workforce training opportunities, we hope that you will consider Appomattox when making your next business location decision.