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Clover Hill Tavern - Appomattox Court House NHP - Appomattox, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 37° 22.679 W 078° 47.752
17S E 695152 N 4139083
Quick Description: In this tavern, printing of paroles for Confederate soldiers shortly after their surrender here on April 9, 1865.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2014 4:41:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMN58E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
The plaque says, "Built in 1819, this was the first building in what would become the village of Appomattox Court House. The Clover Hill Tavern served travelers along the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road. For several decades, it offered the village’s only restaurant, only overnight lodging, and only bar. Its presence helped prompt the Virginia legislature to locate the Appomattox County seat here. In 1846, the courthouse was built across the street.

By 1865, the tavern had come on hard times – a “bare and cheerless place,” according to one Union general. It was one of only two buildings in town used by the Federal army during the surrender process. Here, on the evening of April 10, 1865, Union soldiers set up printing presses and started producing paroles for the surrendered Confederates. The Federals printed more than 30,000 parole documents here."
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

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Address:
113 National Park Drive, Appomattox, VA 24522, United States


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

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