Appomattox County / Campbell County

Appomattox County / Campbell County (HM1EM7)

Location: Concord, VA 24538 Campbell County
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N 37° 20.965', W 78° 58.292'

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Appomattox County

Appomattox County was named for the Appomattox River, which runs through the county. The river is named for the Appamattuck tribe, which lived near the mouth of the river. The county was formed from parts of Buckingham, Prince Edward, Charlotte, and Campbell Counties in 1845; an additional parcel of Campbell was added in 1848. The county seat is Appomattox. On Sunday, 9 April 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee met with Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House and surrendered his army, ending the Civil War in Virginia.

Campbell County

Campbell County was created from Bedford County by the Virginia General Assembly in 1781 and named for Gen. William Campbell, one of the heroes of the Battle of King's Mountain in 1780. The county seat is Rustburg. British Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton's troops passed through the area in July 1781 to burn supplies in Bedford County. During the Civil War, Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early defeated Union forces under Maj. Gen. David Hunter at the Battle of Lynchburg, fought partly in Campbell County, 16-18 June 1864.
HM NumberHM1EM7
Marker NumberZ 58
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 2:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 679665 N 4135565
Decimal Degrees37.34941667, -78.97153333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.965', W 78° 58.292'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 57.90" N, 78° 58' 17.52" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 230 Richmond Hwy, Concord VA 24538, US
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