Appomattox County, Virginia Genealogy

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Appomattox County, Virginia
Boundary map of Appomattox County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Appomattox County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Founded February 8, 1845
County Seat Appomattox
United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Appomattox County


County Courthouse

Appomattox County Courthouse, Appomattox, Va.
Appomattox County Courthouse
P.O. Box 672
Appomattox, VA 24522-0672
Beginning Dates for Appomattox County, Virginia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1854 1853 1850


Appomattox River at Matoaca, Va.

The county was named after the Appomattox River.[1]

Parent County

1845--Appomattox County was created 8 February 1845 from Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte and Prince Edward Counties.
County seat: Appomattox [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Sign recounting 1892 destruction of Appomattox County's Courthouse
County court records were destroyed by fire in 1892.[3]

Visit the Library of Virginia's website to determine exactly what records have been lost and their Lost Records Localities Database to find additional resources.

The Appomattox County VAGenWeb page identifies surviving church and vital records.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Research Guides

African American

Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-18721

Bible Records

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:

Additional Bible records include:


For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see Appomattox County, Virginia Cemeteries.

The following is a list of cemeteries in Appomattox County:[4]

  • Appomattox Cemetery
  • Babcock Cemetery
  • Concord Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
  • Mount Zion Cemetery
  • Patterson-Hix Burial Ground
  • Rebecca Cemetery


For tips on accessing Appomattox County, Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: Virginia Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 9,193
1860 8,889 −3.3%
1870 8,950 0.7%
1880 10,080 12.6%
1890 9,589 −4.9%
1900 9,662 0.8%
1910 8,904 −7.8%
1920 9,255 3.9%
1930 8,402 −9.2%
1940 9,020 7.4%
1950 8,764 −2.8%
1960 9,148 4.4%
1970 9,784 7.0%
1980 11,971 22.4%
1990 12,298 2.7%
2000 13,705 11.4%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
1890 Union Veterans




More than a dozen genealogies have been published about Appomattox County families. To view a list, visit Appomattox County, Virginia Genealogy.

Historic Residences

  • Smith, Ethel Marion. "Clover Hill. Early History of an Old Appomattox Landmark," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 57, No. 3 (Jul., 1949), pp. 269-273. Digital version at JSTOR ($). [Includes information about the Patteson family.]


Grants and Patents

Local Histories

  • Featherston, Nathaniel Ragland. Appomattox County History and Genealogy. Baltimore, MD: Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co., 1998. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5625 H2f. Digital version at World Vital Records ($). This book contains numerous genealogies for families of Appomattox County. For a list of surnames please see World Vital Records ($).




War of 1812
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Governnment Printing Office, 1883. FHL 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Appomattox County, pp. 61-62.]
Civil War

Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865

Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865

Hopkins, Luther W. From Bull Run to Appomattox: A Boy's View. Baltimore: Press of Fleet-McGinley Co., 1914. FHL Fiche 6082797 (2 copies); digital version at Ancestry ($).


Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929



  • Eckenrode, H.J. Virginia State Library: A Calendar of Legislative Petitions Arranged by Counties Accomac - Bedford. Richmond, Va.: Davis Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing, 1908. Digital version at Google Books. [Appomattox County petitions (1846-1860) are described on pp. 132-135.]

Private Papers

Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007



  • [1845] Chilton, Harriett A. Appomattox County, Virginia Tax Lists, 1845 Only Extant Record for the First Year the County was Established, Includes Land Tax Rolls, Personal Property Tax Rolls. Falls Church, Va.: H.A. Chilton?, 1975. FHL 975.5625 R4c

Vital Records

Indexes to Appomattox County, Virginia Genealogy births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch - free. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records


Appomattox County, Virginia Genealogy deaths are included in the Library of Virginia's Death Index of Virginia, 1853-1896, sponsored by The Virginia Genealogical Society, available online - free.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


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  1. Wikipedia Contributors, "Appomattox County, Virginia," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia,,_Virginia, accessed 13 January 2012.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Burned Record Counties (VA-NOTES). (n.d.). Library of Virginia. Retrieved October 1, 2009, from
  4. USGS Map,