Appomattox Court House

The Appomattox Courthouse is the current courthouse in Appomattox, Virginia built in 1892. It is located in the middle of the state about three miles (5 km) northwest of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, once known as Clover Hill - home of the original Old Appomattox Court House. The "new" Appomattox Courthouse is near the Appomattox Station and where the regional county government is located.

Before the Civil War, the railroad bypassed Clover Hill, now known as the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. As a result the population of Clover Hill, where the Old Appomattox Courthouse once stood, never grew much over 150 while Appomattox town grew to the thousands. When the courthouse at the village of Clover Hill burned for the second time in 1892, it was not rebuilt and a new courthouse was built in West Appomattox. That sealed the fate of the village of Clover Hill. The county seat was formally moved to the town of West Appomattox in 1894 and the word "West" was dropped in time making the name of the town just Appomattox, Virginia.

There is a marker at the site of the "new" Appomattox Court House explaining the difference between the "new" and "old" court houses.

This building, erected in 1892 when the county seat was moved to this location, should not be mistaken for the original, built in 1846 and destroyed by fire in 1892. Three miles northeast is old Appomattox Court House and the McLean House where Lee surrendered to Grant on April 9, 1865, thus ending the War between the States. The village of Old Appomattox Court House is now preserved as a national shrine by the Federal Government.

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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Cemeteries
... The Appomattox Court House National Historical Park cemeteries are part of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 26 ...
Clover Hill Tavern - History
... and is the oldest original structure in the village of Appomattox Court House, with the exception of the Sweeney Prizery outside of the local of the village but within the Park ... Patteson also built a three-story tavern guest house to go with the tavern ... The residence became the Clover Hill Tavern with the guest house converted into an additional dining room and additional guest rooms ...
Old Appomattox Court House
... The Old Appomattox Court House is a structure within the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park ... It is located on Virginia State Route 24, three miles (5 km) northeast of the town of Appomattox in Appomattox County, Virginia, where the "new" Appomattox Court House is located ...
Mc Lean House (Appomattox, Virginia) - History
... This house was originally built by Charles Raine in 1848 ... Raine's estate sold the house to Wilmer McLean in 1863 ... The McLean house was a former tavern ...

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