|Appomattox County was formed in 1845 from
In 1848, another part of Campbell County was added.
It was named for the Appomattox River.
The name was borne earlier by an Indian tribe living near the mouth of the river.
The Town of Appomattox is the county seat.
About two miles East is the Old Appomattox Courthouse
where on Sunday, April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee met with General Ulysses S. Grant in
the parlor of Wilmer McLean's house to discuss the surrender of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
When Appomattox county was formed in 1845, a courthouse was built in the
village of Clover Hill, which had previously been in Prince Edward county.
The name of the village of Clover Hill was later changed to Appomattox Courthouse.
When the courthouse was destroyed in 1892, a new one was built about two miles west in the
town of Appomattox, which had originally been named Nebraska.
Later the town was renamed West Appomattox but in 1906,
it became the Town of Appomattox again.
About the USGenWeb Project
|In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized
the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project.
The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky,
where collected databases would be stored.
In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual
were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.
In June, as the Kentucky Project was coming to completion,
it was decided to create this page for all states, establishing the
Volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of county pages for a state page.
If you would like to contribute your data or create a county page within a given state,
please contact the person responsible for maintaining your state page.
Data contributed to this VAGenWeb site must comply with Fair Use and
copyright practices. Documents contributed to the USGenWeb and VAGenWeb remain the property
of the contributors; however, files can not be removed from the Archives after they have been
Appomattox Co. Queries and Resources
Genealogical Societies and Libraries
|Membership to the Virginia Genealogical Society includes the quarterly
magazine the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, bi-monthly newsletter and discounts
on cost of society publications and registration for society conferences. Membership $26.00
individual/institution; $30.00 two persons same address. |
|Membership to the Central Virginia Genealogical Association include their
quarterly journal Central Virginia Heritage Annual CVGA Menbership Dues are $12.50
for individuals, $15.00 for families ($17.00 USD outside of the U.S.).
Dues should be mailed to: Attn: Treasurer, Central Virginia Genealogical Association, POB 5583,
Charlottesville, VA 22905-5583. |
|The South Central Virginia Genealogical Society is a
non-profit organization formed in 1999. They are located in the Heart of Virginia and serve the
following 13 Counties; Amelia, Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland,
Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.
Staffed entirely by volunteers our purpose is to collect, preserve and provide genealogical data.
By becoming a member, you have borrowing privileges to our growing and extensive Research
Library and access to a dedicated group of volunteers to help with your family research.
Membership is $15.00 annually and is due in January of each year.
We have provided a pro-rated schedule for membership for those applying for membership other than
|J. Robert Jamerson Memorial Library |
P.O. Box 789
106 Main Street
Appomattox, VA 24522