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Ammon is a rural unincorporated community in the southeastern corner of Amelia County in the U.S. state of Virginia, located on SR 600 (Ammon Road) near Dinwiddie and Nottoway counties. The nearest volunteer fire department is at Mannboro, 5 miles northwest.
The immediate vicinity of Ammon appears to have been spared significant action during the Civil War, although the Battle of Namozine Church was fought just 3 miles northeast, and troops from both sides would have passed close by afterwards as Confederate forces retreated and Union forces pursued.
Ammon School, built sometime between 1917 and 1920, was among the first of several Rosenwald Schools in Amelia County. It was designed for one teacher and located on modern-day SR 610 (Wills Road), likely a small structure that once stood approximately 1 mile northwest of Ammon proper. During the early 20th century, the Rosenwald School project was a collaborative effort that constructed thousands of facilities across the South primarily for the education of African American children. The Ammon School property was advertised for sale in the 1960s, after desegregation.
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