Come experience how welcoming Town of Appomattox is.
History, home, and hospitality, that’s how the residents as well as those passing through describe the Town of Appomattox. This small rural southern town of approximately 1700 prides itself on its quaint character and laid back feel as you stroll through the streets stepping back in time to the mid 1800’s. First know as “Nebraska” in 1855 and then “West Appomattox” in 1895, presumably named for the Appomattox River, the town serves as the county seat of Appomattox County, a rural community of approximately 15,000 residents.
From an historical perspective the town is located three (3) miles west of the restored historic village of Appomattox Court House – the actual site of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865. The village of Appomattox Court House has been preserved and is maintained by the National Park Service. In addition to the National Park the town is also the home of a state of the art museum that houses a multitude of Civil War artifacts that tell the story of the war and its final conclusion in Appomattox. Appomattox is known far and wide as “the place where the nation reunited.”
The well known saying of “home is where the heart is” resonates in Appomattox. The Town is located geographically in the center of Virginia and strategically within 25 minutes of downtown Lynchburg. Many residents living in the town go back 4 and 5 generations. However, the openness and rural feel of the community is attracting an influx of people from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and others desiring to leave the big city hustle and bustle for the town’s quiet charm as well as its close proximity to a multitude of recreational opportunities from the mountains to the seashore. Neighbors greeting neighbors on the sidewalks and streets of the town’s compact downtown business district make Appomattox the ideal place to call “home.”
Hospitality and the Town of Appomattox are one in the same whether you live here or are visiting for the first time. Obviously with the Civil War surrender grounds being located adjacent to the town allow tourism to be a central component of the town’s economy. Travelers from England, Australia, and across the United States visit annually to experience the historical significance of this community. Many visitors return citing the hospitality and friendliness demonstrated by the community during their visit. While not a large economic giant as many of the surrounding communities the Town of Appomattox does serve as a living example of what “Southern Hospitality” really looks and feels like.
Appomattox provides the region with a work force that consistently exhibits a strong work ethic, sense of community, and personal responsibility. Whether your business desires to do business in the town or the region the Appomattox community stands ready to assist and any way possible.