Meeks General Store at Appomattox Court House

At Appomattox Court House in the National Historic Park in Virginia, there were about 20 original structures in this little town.  It had been a small stagecoach stop on the rural road from Richmond to Lynchburg.  After the surrender of the Civil War with General Lee signing papers here to General Grant, the village was soon abandoned. I asked why and heard that it was because of the railroad in Appomattox Station drew all the people there, but the railroad had been there.  The federal government tried to put up a large monument here saying it was the site of the end of the Civil War, but the southern states and Virginia denied it. It was certainly an unpopular place after the surrender and died off until the National Park Service revived and restored the houses that were burned down or had been dismantled.  Here we have the Meeks General Merchandise store.


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