Area Information


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Located at the exact center of the state, Appomattox County was the scene of General Robert E. Lee's surrender that ended the War Between the States. The county was formed in 1845 and named for an Indian tribe, the Appamatuck.

Nearby cities include Lynchburg (20 miles), Roanoke (79 miles) and Richmond, the state capital (90 miles).

Access to points north, south, east and west is provided by U.S. 460 and state primary routes 24 and 26.

Located at the exact center of the state, Appomattox County was the scene of General Robert E. Lee's surrender that ended the War Between the States. The county was formed in 1845 and named for an Indian tribe, the Appamatuck.


Nearby cities include Lynchburg (20 miles), Roanoke (79 miles) and Richmond, the state capital (90 miles).

Access to points north, south, east and west is provided by U.S. 460 and state primary routes 24 and 26.

Located at the exact center of the state, Appomattox County was the scene of General Robert E. Lee's surrender that ended the War Between the States. The county was formed in 1845 and named for an Indian tribe, the Appamatuck.

Nearby cities include Lynchburg (20 miles), Roanoke (79 miles) and Richmond, the state capital (90 miles).

Access to points north, south, east and west is provided by U.S. 460 and state primary routes 24 and 26.


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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park - Appomattox Court House was the site of Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses S. Grant, ending the War Between the States. Other area attractions include Historic Homes Walking Tour over 40 of Appomattox County's most impressive turn of the century homes, Stonewall Vineyards and winery tours are available March through December, Hazel Moon African Display is an impressive display of African artifacts, Clover Hill Village offers a tour of Living History Village of authentic restored buildings, the Pamplin Pipe Factory museum and kiln which once was the largest manufacturer of clay pipes in the world and the Red Hill museum houses the largest collection of Patrick Henry memorabilia in the world.


The state-certified Visitor Information Center is located in the restored railroad depot on Main Street in the town of Appomattox and showcases a variety of the community's current and developing tourist attractions. The center provides a wide variety of brochures, maps and other informational services.

Our restored downtown area features great shopping, restaurants and the 2nd weekend of October hosts the Historic Railroad Festival.

Recreational activities can be found throughout the many parks and rivers offering boating, fishing, swimming, camping and two 18 hole golf courses. Parks include the Buckingham-Appomattox State Forest (approx. 9,000 acres). Appomattox Recreational Park which includes ball fields, soccer fields, Frisbee golf course, hiking trails and picnic area.

Additional recreational opportunities are provided by private campgrounds - campsites, lake, swimming, game room, picnics; and Holliday Lake State Park - campsites, swimming, picnics, boating, hiking, 4-H center and nearby James River State Park with horse facilities and new log cabins for rent.




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