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165-5002 Appomattox Historic District

Appomattox Historic District
Photo credit: Jack Zehmer/DHR, 2000

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/12/2001

NRHP Listing Date 05/16/2002

NRHP Reference Number 02000510

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.

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

Updated: October 15, 2021