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Appomattox County, VA – Explore the Area

Appomattox County, VA has both interesting history and great historical places, along with modern day conveniences and appealing VA real estate. Prior to the Civil War, Appomattox County was known as the Village of Appomattox Court House. Years after the Civil War ended and the town was moved to what was then known as Nebraska, VA, the name was changed to Appomattox. The original Village of Appomattox Court House was acquired by the National Park Service and is now a National Historic Park. But history is not the only draw for living in Appomattox because there are great opportunities to own a great piece of Appomattox County, VA real estate. 

Appomattox County, VA Has Much to Offer

Along with the National Historic Park, this charming community features a variety of historical venues, tasty dining and fun shopping options. Visitors or residents of Appomattox County can spend the day touring sites, enjoying a lunch of down-home cooking, shopping for local specialty items or taking in the breathtaking scenery of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. Make plans to see the following Appomattox County, VA attractions:

  • Appomattox County Historical Museum
  • Court House Square
  • Monument Circle
  • Visitor Information Center in the renovated Depot
  • Civil War Surrender Site
  • Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
  • Civil War Reenactments
  • Local Festivals
  • A Turn of the Century Walking Tour
  • Variety of Antique Shops
  • Appomattox Courthouse Theatre
  • Baines Books and Coffee
  • Carver-Price Legacy Museum – showcases rich African-American history
  • Clover Hill Village – 6-acre living history village
  • Cub Creek Pottery
  • Fishwood Farm Alpacas
  • Natural Bridge – one of the ”7 natural wonders of the world”
  • Poplar Forest – Thomas Jefferson’s Summer Retreat
  • Red Hill – Patrick Henry’s home and resting place
  • Sailors Creek Historical Battlefield State Park – location of the last civil war before Appomattox
  • Steins Unlimited – location of the largest antique stein collection in the world
  • Blue Ridge Parkway – most scenic drive in America
  • The Hazel Moon Resource Center
  • The Joel Sweeney Birthplace and Gravesite
  • National D-Day Memorial (in Bedford)
  • The Pamplin Pipe Factory (in Pamplin)
  • And even more in nearby Lynchburg, VA

Distinguished Education in Appomattox County, VA

When moving to a new location, one big concern, if you have children, is the reputation of the schools in the area. If you are relocating to Appomattox, VA and wonder of the quality of the schools, rest assured your child(ren) will be getting a first-rate education. The Appomattox, VA public school system earned the title of “Distinguished Title I School Division” as of August 2009. That means the No Child Left Behind Achievement objectives in reading and math have been exceeded for two years in a row. There are only ten schools in Virginia to earn this title. Also, the Appomattox Elementary School has received the rating of Title I Distinguished School for “maintaining full state accreditation under Virginia’s Standards of Learning program for two consecutive years, meeting NCLB benchmarks in reading and mathematics and having average test scores in both subjects at the 60th percentile or higher.”

Appomattox County, VA – Your New Hometown

When starting a search for new homes for sale in Appomattox County, VA you may feel overwhelmed. There are always so many things to consider when deciding on a new community and new home. This is the time when the help of a knowledgeable and experienced Appomattox County, VA real estate agent can be invaluable.

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