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History

In 1735, Amelia County was created from portions of Prince George and Brunswick Counties. Named after Princess Amelia, who was the second daughter of King George II, the new county was partially divided as additional counties were formed, and it reached its present size in 1789. In its early years, the county consisted mainly of small farms, homes, churches and taverns. Because of the numerous rivers and creeks running through the area, there were also several mills located throughout the county. During the Revolutionary War, the infamous General Tarleton and his band of dragoons cut through the Virginia countryside and set fire to the Amelia County Court House and several mills.

Amelia County saw some of the final battles of the Civil War. In the last days before the Confederates surrendered, General Lee led his bedraggled troops to Amelia Court House, where he hoped to find food and supplies. Along the way, there were small skirmishes between Confederate and Union troops. Unable to locate the necessary supplies, Lee led his starving forces toward the supply depot at Farmville. On the way, the Confederates were surrounded by Federal troops at Sailor's Creek, and there, the two armies engaged in the last major battle of the Civil War. After losing over 7,000 men, General Lee surrendered at Appomattox a few days later. Today, Amelia is known for its small-town charm and for the abundance of Amazonite found in the local mines.

Geography

Amelia Court House is an unincorporated area located within Amelia County, and it serves as the county seat. The actual county is situated in the central part of Virginia and is bordered by the counties of Powhatan, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Nottoway, Prince Edward and Cumberland. The Appomattox River forms the county's northern border. Amelia is approximately 35 miles southwest of Richmond and has an area of around 366 total square miles.

Population

According to the latest figures, Amelia County has a population of nearly 13,000 people. The median income is roughly $52,000, and approximately 79 percent of the adults have graduated high school. About 13 percent of the adult residents have graduated from college.

Climate

Like most of Virginia, Amelia County has a humid subtropical climate and averages around 44 inches of rain each year. Summers are warm and humid, and the average high temperature is close to 90 degrees. In the winter, the average low temperature is about 25 degrees. Periodically, the county experiences tornadoes.

Attractions

Throughout the year, Amelia hosts various festivals and celebrations. The annual Amelia Day Festival celebrates the county's birthday and is always held at the courthouse in early May. Another popular summer event is the annual Beef Festival, which attracts beef enthusiasts from around the state and also features plenty of entertainment. In the fall, Amelia hosts an annual county fair, and also features bluegrass festivals at the court house. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hunting, boating, fishing and bird watching at the Amelia Wildlife Management Area, and the Appomattox River is popular with those who love canoeing, kayaking and bass fishing. Civil War buffs can relive part of Lee's Retreat, which follows the path taken by the Army of Northern Virginia during the last days of the war. Visitors can take a tour of the historic Sailor's Creek Battlefield and the Overton-Hillsman House, which was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers. Every April, there is a re-enactment of this pivotal battle. From there, the historic Appomattox Court House, where Lee surrendered, is just a short drive away.

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A superior HVAC system is essential for maintaining a comfortable indoor climate during Amelia's warm summers and cool winters. A ductless system by Mitsubishi Electric is the perfect way to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling, and it can be easily added to nearly any home or business. Because this type of system does not require ductwork, it is especially appropriate for an older home without central air conditioning or for providing better climate control in a room addition. Additionally, ductless systems are quiet and compact.

Ductless Heat Pump Amelia, VA

Ductless heat pumps work especially well in Virginia's more moderate climate. During the summer, they work to keep homes cool, and during the winter months, they provide energy-efficient heating. Ductless heat pumps can also be used along with other types of heaters, including boilers and furnaces.