Appomattox County has seen an increase in tourism related to the 150th anniversary celebration of the end of the Civil War, held at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. This experience, along with the opening of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox Branch, provided the catalyst for a new 56-room hotel to be built in the Town of Appomattox.
In addition to the historical tourism activity, Appomattox is home to Wolfbane Productions and Wolfbane Performing Arts Center. WolfPAC is dedicated to providing live entertainment, cultural events, and educational programming for residents of the Lynchburg Region.
All of this activity has led to a vibrant downtown scene, with retail shops, a coffee shop, and restaurants, including local favorite Bull Daddy’s and regional and national chains, such as Hardee’s, Taco Bell, and Domino’s.
New industrial additions are Tritech Solutions and Virginia Metal Fab. Both businesses offer local, skilled labor an opportunity to work in a high-production environment—whether providing metal fabrication via state-of-the-art water jet cutting for the nuclear industry or precision laser cutting, sheet metal fabricating, and powder coating.
Virginia Metal Fabrication
JE Jamerson & Sons
Delta Response Team
JES Basement Systems
Public School System
Appomattox County has the timeless, charming appeal of small-town America with its diversified economy and a business-friendly climate. We strive to maintain and grow our business community through streamlining processes that will ease the burden of establishing or sustaining a business here. One of the many assets readily available to both existing and new business is our experienced, trained, and skilled workforce, with backgrounds in wood products, textiles, electrical, metal, and foundry operations.
“Our message of ‘Experience Appomattox’ speaks volumes through the concerted and collaborative efforts of the town’s and county’s leadership to offer favorable, focused, quality of life for families. Cost of living is affordable, and our public and private school systems provide innovative instructional practices, guaranteed curriculum, and state-of-the-art technology. There’s easy access to a community college, four-year universities, and quality healthcare. There are also national and local parks, an outdoor theater, disc golf, minor-league baseball, youth recreation, scenic lakes and rivers, shopping, antiquing, and more.
“Of special significance is Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. This 1,800-acre national park was the site of the surrender that effectively ended the American Civil War in April 1865, and where our ‘Country was Reunited.’ Appomattox is a destination—a home for new beginnings!”
— Susan Adams, county administrator
Median Age 42.8
Area (in square miles) 334
Median Household Income $48,823
Median Home Value $148,200
Total Household Units 5,931
Real Estate (per $100) $0.65
Personal Property Tax Rate (per $100) $5.13
Commissioner of the Revenue (434) 352-7450
Public Schools (434) 352-8251
Library: J Robert Jamerson
Memorial Library (434) 352-5340
Post Office (434) 352-7026
Emergency/ Police/ Fire 911
Sheriff (434) 352-2666
Water, Sewer, Trash (Town) (434) 352-8184
Voting (434) 352-5302
• Automobile (804) 497-7100
• Appomattox DMV Select (434) 352-5547
(Does not issue licenses, learners or identification cards)
TOWN OF APPOMATTOX
Median Age 41.7
Area (in square miles) 2.18
Median Household Income $26,166
Median Home Value $111,400
Total Household Units 1005
Real Estate (per $100) $0.13
Personal Property Tax Rate (per $100) $0.55
Administrators Office (434) 352-8268
Water/Other emergencies (evening) (434) 352-8393
Trash (434) 352-8268