Appomattox County VAGenWeb


Appomattox County, Virginia
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. 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  USGenWeb. 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.

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Appomattox Co. Queries and Resources
Queries Appomattox County Resources
Genealogical Societies and Libraries
The Virginia Genealogical Society
5001 W. Broad St. #115
Richmond, VA 23230-3023
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.

Central Virginia Genealogical Association
P.O. Box 5583
Charlottesville, VA 22905-5583
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.

South Central Virginia Genealogical Society
Route 1 Box 66-G
Pamplin, Virginia 23958

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 January.

J. Robert Jamerson Memorial Library
P.O. Box 789
106 Main Street
Appomattox, VA 24522
(804) 352-5340
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