Appomattox County, Virginia

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Appomattox County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 13,705. Its county seat is Appomattox.[1] For a long time, Appomattox was a prohibition or dry county. However, a law has recently been passed to permit the sale of alcohol.

Appomattox County is part of the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Appomattox County was formed in 1845 from Buckingham, Prince Edward, Campbell and Charlotte Counties. In 1848, another part of Campbell County was added. It was named for the Appomattox River. On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee met with Union General Ulysses S. Grant at the village of Appomattox Court House. The surrender of Lee took place at the McLean House, home of Wilmer McLean.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 335 square miles (867.6 km2), of which 334 square miles (865.1 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) is water. The total area is 0.31% water.

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