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Appomattox, Virginia

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Welcome to Appomattox ...

Appomattox is located in Appomattox County<1> and is the County Seat for Appomattox County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Appomattox has a population of 1,794 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Appomattox.

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

The telephone area code for Appomattox: (434)

The ZIP code for Appomattox: 24522<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Appomattox had an population of 1,794 people. This is an increase of 3.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.87% since the 2000 Census).

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 (which had a count of 1,761 people).

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

Adding Appomattox to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Appomattox in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Appomattox elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Appomattox on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Appomattox ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Appomattox.

  • Lynchburg [Lynchburg City]
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    • Lynchburg [Lynchburg City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Appomattox
    • Estimated population in 2019: 82,168 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<6>
  • Pamplin City [Appomattox County]
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    • Pamplin City [Appomattox County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Appomattox
    • Estimated population in 2019: 228 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pamplin City<6>
  • Phenix [Charlotte County]
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    • Phenix [Charlotte County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Appomattox
    • Estimated population in 2019: 213 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phenix have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Spout Spring [Appomattox County]
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    • Spout Spring [Appomattox County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Appomattox
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Concord [Campbell County]
    • Beckham [Appomattox County]
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      • Beckham [Appomattox County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Appomattox
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    • Gladstone [Nelson County]
    • Toga [Buckingham County]
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      • Toga [Buckingham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Appomattox
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    • Darlington Heights [Prince Edward County]
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      • Darlington Heights [Prince Edward County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Appomattox
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    • Rough Creek [Charlotte County]
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      • Rough Creek [Charlotte County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Appomattox
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Appomattox. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Appomattox.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Appomattox.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Appomattox. See our Newspapers 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Appomattox County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Appomattox. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Appomattox, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Appomattox.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Appomattox - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Appomattox). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Appomattox or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 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: 37.3571, Longitude: -78.8253    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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