from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A town of south-central Virginia east of Lynchburg. Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union general Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865, ending the Civil War. The site is now a national historical park. Population: 1,730.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A river in Virginia, USA.
  • proper n. A town in Virginia, USA.


The river was named after the Appamatuck tribe of Native Americans. The town was named after the river. (Wiktionary)



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