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Virginia Counties

The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census purposes.

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Appomattox County, Virginia

Appomattox County History, Geography, and Demographics

County Seat: Appomattox
Year Organized: 1845
Square Miles: 334
Court House:

P.O. Box 863
County Courthouse
Appomattox, VA 24522-0863

Etymology - Origin of County Name

Appomattox County was named for the Appomattox River, which rises in the county. The name was borne earlier by an Indian tribe living near the mouth of the river.

Demographics:

County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts

County History

Appomattox County was named for the Appomattox River, which rises in the county. The name was borne earlier by an Indian tribe living near the mouth of the river. The county was formed from parts of Buckingham, Campbell, Prince Edward and Charlotte Counties in 1845, and another part of Campbell was added in 1858. Its area is 345 square miles, and the county seat is Appomattox. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]

Appomattox County was named for the Appomattox River, which rises in the county. The name was borne earlier by an Indian tribe living near the mouth of the river. The county was formed from parts of Buckingham, Campbell, Prince Edward and Charlotte Counties in 1845, and another part of Campbell was added in 1858. Its area is 345 square miles, and the county seat is Appomattox. The population is 13,705 according to the 2000 census. Appomattox is one of the Commonwealth's Burned Records Counties.

County court records were destroyed by fire in 1892.

Neighboring Counties:

  • Nelson County, Virginia - north
  • Buckingham County, Virginia - northeast
  • Prince Edward County, Virginia - southeast
  • Charlotte County, Virginia - south
  • Campbell County, Virginia - southwest
  • Amherst County, Virginia - northwest

Cities and Towns:

- Appomattox (County Seat) town Incorporated Area

County Resources:

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County Resources
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"

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