Gilliam-Irving Farm

Established around 1817 for James Gilliam, Jr. (1776-1841), the 109-acre Gilliam-Irving Farm is one of the earliest existing examples of an evolved middle-class farmstead in Appomattox County. The frame house […]

Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center

Embedded in the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest, the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center was originally created to house Works Progress Administration workers in 1937. The WPA workers built the adjacent Holliday […]

Appomattox Historic District

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 […]

Appomattox River Bridge

The Appomattox River Bridge is a unique example of a type of concrete bridge constructed in Virginia from around 1910 until the 1960s. Built in 1930, the two-lane bridge carries […]

Holliday Lake State Park

Holliday Lake State Park, within the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest, was created in 1937 as one of four “Recreation Development Areas” in Virginia. The park’s 250 acres are centered on the […]

Appomattox Court House

At this remote settlement, after four years of fighting, Gen. Robert E. Lee, his retreat blocked, surrendered his army to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865. Lee’s capitulation […]

Pamplin Pipe Factory

At one time the largest clay pipe factory in America, supplying a national and international market with one million pipes a month as late as 1935, the Pamplin Pipe Factory […]