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165-5002 Appomattox Historic District

Appomattox Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/12/2001

NRHP Listing Date 05/16/2002

NPS property number 02000510

Appomattox Historic District is a bustling county seat established in the 1890s after a fire destroyed the original courthouse a few miles away at the site of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender. The town began as a railroad siding in the 1840s. The former train station is now a visitors’ center. In addition to its handsome church, school buildings, and courthouse with an unusually complete collection of courtrelated structures, the town includes commercial and residential buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, including Queen Anne, Gothic Revival, Classical Revival, Bungalow, Craftsman, and Colonial Revival.

VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018