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With a convenient mid-Atlantic location, Appomattox County offers a temperate climate, an excellent transportation network, and proximity to world-renowned attractions. Included is our own Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, where in April 1865, the American Civil War came to an end.

Like many smaller, rural communities, Appomattox offers a slower pace, open highways, clean air and water, and a terrific community spirit. Appomattox also offers:

Top-notch educational (K12 and Higher) and training opportunities;
A regional cost of living (COL) that was 8.3 percent below the national average during the fourth quarter of 2002;
A low crime rate; home of Virginia State Police Division III Headquarters;
An excellent modern library, the J. Robert Jamerson Memorial Library, with branches in Downtown Appomattox and the renovated Pamplin Depot;
A variety of churches and civic groups offering fellowship, guidance and opportunities for community involvement;
Quality local and regional heath care opportunities; and
Close proximity to metro areas, making it easy to take advantage of activities and resources found in such large cities as Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Charlotte.

In addition, an active Appomattox County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism offers a variety of programs for young and old alike. The department operates the Appomattox Community Center and Ballfield and is coordinating the development of the 100-acre Community Recreational Park adjacent to the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce.

Outdoor recreational opportunities to satisfy most any taste can be found within the County, from swimming at Holliday Lake State Park, to canoeing down the James River, to hiking in the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest. Nearby Lynchburg offers a variety of activities including Class A professional baseball. Within an hour’s drive of the County, skiing and golf await at Wintergreen Resort; fishing, boating and other water sports abound at Buggs Island and Smith Mountain Lakes; and breathtaking vistas and vibrant spring and fall color displays entice visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Within two hours of the County are King’s Dominion and the many attractions of Richmond; within three hours is Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens, with the fun and sand of Virginia Beach looming just beyond.

(Courtesy Economic Development Authority of Appomattox County)

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Appomattox County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 704
276 Court Street
Appomattox, VA  24522-0704
(434) 352-2621     
(434) 352-0294 fax
Office Hours:  Mon-Wed-Fri  9:00am-2:00pm

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