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Amelia County History
Amelia County was established in 1735 from parts of Prince George and Brunswick Counties. The county is named for Princess Amelia Sophia of Great Britain, daughter of King George II. Twice Amelia County was reduced in size to form newer counties: in 1754 Prince Edward County was formed and in 1789 Nottoway county was formed, both from parts of Amelia County. During the Civil War, General Robert E Lee and his Army spent April 4-5, 1865 at Amelia courthouse before his surrender to General Ulysses S Grant at Appomattox. The last major battle of the war was fought at Sayler's Creek on April 6. Amelia is known for its minerals, including the nation's best supply of Amozonite found at the Morefield mine. [source: wikipedia.org]
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