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Encyclopedia > Appomattox County, Virginia
Appomattox County, Virginia
[[Image:|100px|Seal of Appomattox County, Virginia]]Seal (Detail)
Map of Virginia highlighting Appomattox County
Location in the state of Virginia
Formed 1845
Seat Appomattox
Area
 - Total
 - Water

864 km² (334 mi²)
3 km² (1 mi²) 0.31%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13,705
16/km² 
Website: www.appomattox.com

Appomattox County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 13,705. Its county seat is Appomattox6. Appomattox is a prohibition or dry county. Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Appomattox is a town located in Appomattox County, Virginia. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Official languages English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 7. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Appomattox is a town located in Appomattox County, Virginia. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... A dry county is a county in the United States whose government forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages. ...

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History

Appomattox County was formed in 1845 from Buckingham, Prince Edward, Campbell and Charlotte Counties. In 1848, another part of Campbell County was added. It was named for the Appomattox River. On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee met with Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House. The surrender of Lee took place at the McLean House, home of Wilmer McLean. 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Buckingham County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1754 Seat Farmville Area  - Total  - Water 916 km² (354 mi²) 3 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1782 Seat Rustburg Area  - Total  - Water 1,314 km² (507 mi²) 7 km² (3 mi²) 0. ... Charlotte County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Appomattox River is a tributary of the United States. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... For other meanings of confederate and confederacy, see confederacy (disambiguation) National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Largest... General is a high military rank, used by nearly every country in the world. ... Robert Edward Lee, as a U.S. Army Colonel before the war Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was a career army officer and the most successful general of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. ... Map of the division of the states during the Civil War. ... Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). ... McLean house where General Lee surrendered. ... Wilmer McLean , was an older gentleman from Virginia who had an unusual distinction during the American Civil War. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 867 km² (335 mi²). 864 km² (334 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.31% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

Appomattox County is located in the gently rolling hills of the piedmont region of Virginia.
Appomattox County is located in the gently rolling hills of the piedmont region of Virginia.

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 13,705 people, 5,322 households, and 4,012 families residing in the county. The population density is 16/km² (41/mi²). There are 5,828 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 75.94% White, 22.91% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 441 KB)Fields in Appomattox County © 2005 Wyatt Greene File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 441 KB)Fields in Appomattox County © 2005 Wyatt Greene File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 5,322 households out of which 32.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% are married couples living together, 11.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.60% are non-families. 21.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 2.94. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $36,507, and the median income for a family is $41,563. Males have a median income of $31,428 versus $21,367 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,086. 11.40% of the population and 8.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.10% of those under the age of 18 and 21.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Towns


Appomattox is a town located in Appomattox County, Virginia. ... Pamplin City is a town located in Virginia. ...

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