Appomattox Historic District

Appomattox (County)

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The Appomattox Historic District encompasses much of the bustling Appomattox County seat, established in the 1890s after a fire destroyed the original Appomattox Courthouse a few miles away at the site of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at the end of the Civil War. The town began as a railroad siding in the 1840s. The former train station is now a visitors’ center. In addition to its handsome churches, school buildings, and the courthouse with an unusually complete collection of court-related 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.

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.

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

Photo credit: Jack Zehmer/DHR, 2000

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