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Appomattox in Appomattox County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Appomattox River

 
 
Appomattox River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 16, 2017
1. Appomattox River Marker
Inscription.  In 1865, the Lynchburg Stage Road crossed the river at a shallow ford at this point. The Confederate Infantry marched through here to surrender at Appomattox Court House on April 12, 1865.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1865.
 
Location. 37° 22.928′ N, 78° 47.397′ W. Marker is in Appomattox, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker can be reached from Old Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 24) 0.2 miles south of Joel Sweeney Lane (Virginia Route 710), on the right when traveling west. Located on the grounds of the Appomattox Court House National Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Appomattox VA 24522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Appomattox River (here, next to this marker); Popularizer of the Banjo (within shouting distance of this marker); African American Banjoists (within shouting distance of this marker); After the Surrender (about 300 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); Surrender of the Artillery (about 300 feet away); Artillery Park (about 400 feet away); Lee's Apple Tree (about 800 feet away); Grant and Lee Meeting (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Appomattox.
 
Appomattox River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 16, 2017
2. Appomattox River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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