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Appomattox, Virginia

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Welcome to Appomattox ...

Appomattox is located in Appomattox County and is the County Seat for Appomattox County.

The location of Appomattox has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Appomattox has a population of 1,778 people<2> (see below for details).

Appomattox is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Appomattox lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Appomattox is located in the (434) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Appomattox had a population of 1,733 people (which is 11.57% of the total population of Appomattox County). This makes Appomattox the county's most populous community.

The population of Appomattox represents 0.02% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 105th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,733 people, the population of Appomattox decreased 1.59% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,761 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Appomattox had an population of 1,778 people. This is an increase of 2.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.97% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Appomattox.

Communities near Appomattox ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Amherst   [Map]   2,199   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Beckham   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Concord   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Darlington Heights   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lynchburg   [Map]   80,995   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Madison Heights   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Appomattox.

Communities Also Named Appomattox ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Appomattox - they are located in Kansas and South Dakota.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Appomattox.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Appomattox. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Appomattox. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Appomattox.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Appomattox:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Appomattox ...

Looking for more information about Appomattox? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Appomattox, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Appomattox.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Appomattox.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Appomattox - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Appomattox) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Appomattox. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Appomattox

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Appomattox. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3585, Longitude: -78.8267     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Appomattox have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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