Appomattox County, Virginia

Appomattox County was founded on February 8, 1845 and was formed from parts of Buckingham County, Campbell County, Prince Edward County and Charlotte County. (additional part of Campbell County added in 1858 ) . This county was named for the Appomattox River.

The Appomattox County Seat is located in Appomattox also, the county government website is www.appomattoxcountyva.gov/ .

Areas bordering to Appomattox County are Nelson County (north), Buckingham County (northeast), Prince Edward County (southeast), Charlotte County (south), Campbell County (southwest), Amherst County (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Appomattox County include Appomattox and Pamplin City .

Appomattox County vital records can be found at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has Birth and Death Records since June 14, 1912 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Virginia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Appomattox County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Appomattox Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Appomattox County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Appomattox Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Appomattox Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Appomattox Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Appomattox County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Appomattox County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Appomattox County Courthouse and Government Records


Appomattox County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget the value of Appomattox County court, probate, and land documents as a resource of genealogy and family history information. Hidden away in Virginia courthouses and archives everywhere are often the aspirations and worries of countless Virginia residents.

The possibilities are great that your ancestors and forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a few elements of their lives in the Appomattox County court records. Even if your forebears is not mentioned in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other methods that could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Appomattox county.  The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. County court records were destroyed by fire in 1892.

Please make sure to get in touch with the clerk's department to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars in advance of visiting or requesting information because of many times changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are readily available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. The majority of staff will guide individuals in obtaining the materials, however it's up to the individual to perform the research.
  • Appomattox County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
    • Address: 297 Court Street, Suite B, P. O. Box 672, Appomattox, VA 24522-0672
    • Phone: (434) 352-5275
    • Marriage Records: 1892 
    • Land Records: 1892
    • Court Records: 1892
    • Probate Records: 1892
  • Appomattox County Assessor's Office
  • Appomattox County Treasurer's Office
  • Appomattox County Health Department, 475 Court Street, Appomattox, Va. 24522; Phone: 434-352-2313; Fax: 434-352-0232
  • County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes (lva.virginia.gov) County and city records document the daily activities of the courts in Virginia's counties, independent cities, and towns. The Library of Virginia houses both original and microfilm records for many of Virginia's counties and independent cities. The guides list will help researchers navigate the complex variety of county and city records in the Library's collections. It includes County and City Records at the Library of Virginia, Using County and City Court Records, Chancery Cases, Judgments, Lost Records Localities database and Burned Jurisdiction database.

Appomattox County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related to Appomattox County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a fee. This is just a listing which has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to provide your own favorite Appomattox County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Appomattox Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Appomattox Co. VA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Appomattox Co. VA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Appomattox Co. VA Census Records

Appomattox Co. VA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Appomattox Co. VA Church & Bible Records

Appomattox Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Appomattox Co. VA General and History Websites

Appomattox Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Appomattox Co. VA Military Records

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