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Current "new" Appomattox Court House that was built in 1892.
Appomattox Court House

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The Appomattox Court House is a courthouse in Appomattox, Virginiamarker 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 Parkmarker, once known as Clover Hill - home of the original Old Appomattox Court Housemarker. The "new" Appomattox Court House 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 Court House once stood, never grew much over 150 while Appomattox townmarker 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.

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