Appomattox County was named for the Appomattox River, which runs through the county. The river is named for the Appamattuck tribe, which lived near the mouth of the river. The county was formed from parts of Buckingham, Prince Edward, Charlotte, and Campbell Counties in 1845; an additional parcel of Campbell was added in 1848. The county seat is Appomattox. On Sunday, 9 April 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee met with Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House and surrendered his army, ending the Civil War in Virginia.
Date Approved by DHR: 06/18/03
Year On Marker: 2003
Geographic Location: Appomattox County
Physical Description of Location: Falling River, VA 24538. Located on Richmond Hwy (460), 0.25 miles east of the intersection of Richmond Hwy (460) and Village Hwy (Route 24). Marker is on the right when traveling east on Richmond Hwy (460).
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