Amelia Court House
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Continuing on to US 360 from Sailor's Creek, we headed for Richmond, but stopped halfway at the town of Amelia Court House. I'd seen references to Amelia in many of the historical signs we'd been reading. The town is off the main highway, the county seat of Amelia County. It's a small community, centered around the court house square. Civil War historical signage explained this was where Lee initially planned to rally his troops after retreating from the Richmond and Petersburg area. The Amelia County Court House itself is a much later structure, dated 1924, and there are modern additions to it. However, there are a number of old frame commercial buildings and storefronts around the square. The structures appear to be well maintained and have been adapted to the use of modern businesses.
From Amelia, we returned to US 360 to follow the highway to the suburbs of Richmond, where it becomes Hull Street Road. This time, we would try Susan's route, the route not taken the day before. Hull Street took us to Virginia 155, an inner expressway north to Virginia 76. (There was a considerable amount of outbound rush hour traffic going the other way on 76.) Route 76 soon connected with Interstate 95 and we were on out way back to Northern Virginia.