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Encyclopedia > Chesterfield County, Virginia
Chesterfield County, Virginia
Image:Chester.jpg
Map
Map of Virginia highlighting Chesterfield County
Location in the state of Virginia
Statistics
Formed May 25, 1749
Seat Chesterfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,132 km² (437 mi²)
1,103 km² (426 mi²)
29 km² (11 mi²), 2.57%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

259,903
236/km² 
Website: www.co.chesterfield.va.us

Chesterfield County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 259,903. Its county seat is Chesterfield6. It is located in the Richmond-Petersburg region and is a portion of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Much of the northern portion of Chesterfield County accounts for what is referred to as Richmond's "South Side". Image File history File links Map_of_Virginia_highlighting_Chesterfield_County. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... Events While in debtors prison, John Cleland writes Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Chesterfield Court House is a census-designated place located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Chesterfield Court House is a census-designated place located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Richmond-Petersburg is a region located in a central part of the state of Virginia in the United States. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ...

Contents

History

During the 17th century, shortly after establishment of the Jamestown Settlement in 1607, English settlers and explorers began settling other areas. Around 1619, one of the more progressive of these was Henricus, founded under the guidance of Sir Thomas Dale. Regrettfully, it was wiped out by the Indian Massacre of 1622 and not rebuilt. Recreated Powhatan village at the Jamestown Settlement westover middle school is the best is a name sometimes used to describe the first permanent English settlement in North America established at Jamestown in the Virginia Colony in 1607. ... Events January 20 - Tidal wave swept along the Bristol Channel, killing 2000 people. ... The Citie of Henricus was a city founded by Sir Thomas Dale in 1611 as an alternative to the swampy and dangerous area around Jamestown Settlement, Virginia. ... Sir Thomas Dale was a British naval commander and colonial deputy-governor of Virginia. ... Indian massacre of 1622, depicted as a woodcut by Theodore de Bry The Indian massacre of 1622 (also known as the Jamestown massacre) occurred in the Virginia Colony on March 22, 1622. ...


In 1634, the King of England directed the formation of eight shires (or counties) in the colony of Virginia. One of these became Henrico County, which extended to a large area on both sides of the James River. Events Moses Amyrauts Traite de la predestination is published Curaçao captured by the Dutch Treaty of Polianovska First meeting of the Académie française The witchcraft affair at Loudun Jean Nicolet lands at Green Bay, Wisconsin Opening of Covent Garden Market in London English establish a settlement... This is a list of British monarchs, that is, the monarchs on the thrones of some of the various kingdoms that have existed on, or incorporated, the island of Great Britain, namely: England (united with Wales from 1536) up to 1707; Scotland up to 1707; The Kingdom of Great Britain... A shire is an administrative area of Great Britain and Australia. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Henrico County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... The James River at Cartersville The James River in the U.S. state of Virginia is 547. ...


On May 25th, 1749, the Virginia General Assembly passed the act that separated Chesterfield from Henrico County and created the new county. The county is named for Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. Lord Chesterfield was famous for his "good manners and writings." May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... Events While in debtors prison, John Cleland writes Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure). ... The Virginia General Assembly is the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U.S. state. ... Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (22 September 1694 – 24 March 1773) was a British statesman and man of letters. ...


Prior to the American Revolutionary War, a thriving port town named Warwick was located at the confluence of Falling Creek and the James River. It was destroyed during that War, and not rebuilt. Another early port town was Port Walthall on the north shore of the Appomattox River. Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, Dutch Republic, Spain, American Indians Kingdom of Great Britain, German mercenaries, Loyalists, American Indians Commanders George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Nathanael Greene, Bernardo de Gálvez Sir William Howe, Sir Henry Clinton, Lord Cornwallis (more commanders) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the... Warwick was an unincorporated town in Chesterfield County, Virginia at the northwestern quadrant of the location where a local tributary, Falling Creek, has its confluence with the navigable portion of the James River about 6 miles south of Richmond, Virginia (and east of the fall line). ... Port Walthall was located on the north bank of the Appomattox River in Chesterfield County, Virginia, a few miles upriver from its confluence with the James River at City Point. ... The Appomattox River at Matoaca, Virginia The Appomattox River is a tributary of the James River, approximately 137 mi (220 km), in central and eastern Virginia in the United States. ...


In 1831, the Chesterfield Railroad was the first railroad in Virginia, transporting coal from mines near Falling Creek in what is now the Midlothian area to the docks at the fall line at the head of navigation of the James River near Manchester (directly across from Richmond. Manchester was the county seat until 1874. Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1856 map The Chesterfield Railroad was located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (surface mining). ... Falling Creek is a tributary of the James River located near Richmond, Virginia, USA. Approximately 25 miles in length, it varies in width between 10 feet at its source to several hundred feet in the Falling Creek Reservoir. ... Midlothian, Virginia is an unincorporated place located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. ... The fall line has meanings in both geographical features and the sport of alpine skiing. ... Head of navigation is a term used to describe the farthest point above the mouth of a river that can be navigated by ships. ... Factories at Manchester, Virginia, looking across James River, circa 1865 Manchester, Virginia was an independent city in Virginia in the United States. ... Nickname: The River City Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (D) Area    - City 62. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ...


Chesterfield Cigarettes were named after this county due to the region's historical association with the tobacco industry. The tobacco industry comprises those persons and companies engaged in the growth, preparation for sale, shipment, advertisement, and distribution of tobacco and tobacco-related products. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,132 km² (437 mi²). 1,103 km² (426 mi²) of it is land and 29 km² (11 mi²) of it (2.57%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 259,903 people, 93,772 households, and 72,110 families residing in the county. The population density was 236/km² (610/mi²). There were 97,707 housing units at an average density of 89/km² (230/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 76.74% White, 17.77% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 2.37% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.34% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 2.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 93,772 households out of which 40.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.10% were non-families. 18.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.11. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 8.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $58,537, and the median income for a family was $65,058. Males had a median income of $43,030 versus $30,518 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,286. About 3.30% of families and 4.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.60% of those under age 18 and 3.40% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Town twinning

On 11 October 2005 the agreement will be signed to join the Borough of Gravesham in Kent, England with Chesterfield County in a link up between the two communities. The town of Gravesend, on the River Thames is part of the borough, and it was here that Princess Pocahontas was buried after she had died on board a ship in the river. The village of Matoaca is believed to be her home village. The link is part of the 400th anniversary celebrations in 2007 to mark the founding of Jamestown, Virginia. Gravesham is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Gravesend is a town in northwest Kent, England, on the south bank of the Thames, opposite Tilbury in Essex. ... The Thames (pronounced //) is a river flowing through southern England, in its lower reaches flowing through London into the sea. ... A 1616 engraving of Pocahontas by Simon van de Passe. ... Jamestown, or Jamestown Island, was founded in 1607 on the James River in what is currently James City County, Virginia, about 40 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean and the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay and about 45 miles (70 kilometers) downstream and southeast of Richmond, Virginia. ...


Recognition

In May of 2004, Chesterfield was named the "17th Best Place to Live in America" by the American City Business Journals. American City Business Journals is an American newspaper chain based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ...


Unincorporated towns and communities

Bellwood is a census-designated place located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. ... Bensley is a census-designated place located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. ... Bermuda Hundred was the first incorporated town in the English settlement of Virginia. ... Bon Air is a census-designated place and an unincorporated community located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. ... Chester is a census-designated place located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. ... Chesterfield Court House is a census-designated place located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. ... Enon is an unincorporated region in Chesterfield County, Virginia just west of Chester, Virginia. ... Ettrick is a census-designated place located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. ... Matoaca is a census-designated place located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. ... Midlothian, Virginia is an unincorporated place located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. ... Mosley (also known as Moseley) is an unincorporated community in Chesterfield and Powhatan Counties, Virginia. ... The community of Winterpock is located in the western portion of Chesterfield County, Virginia, USA. There is no post office with the Winterpock name. ...

Schools

Chesterfield Public Schools Schools in the Chesterfield County Public Schools Systems have received the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award. // Elementary Bellwood Elementary School Bensley Elementary School Beulah Elementary School Bon Air Elementary School Chalkley Elementary School Clover Hill Elementary School Crenshaw Elementary School Crestwood Elementary School Curtis Elementary School Davis Elementary School Ecoff Elementary School Enon Elementary School Ettrick Elementary School Evergreen Elementary School Falling Creek Elementary School Gates...


Stan Murmur Controversy

Chesterfield County Public Schools became internationally known after art teacher Stephen Murmer was suspended from his post, at Monacan High School, for activities done outside of school. Murmer, an artist and teacher of the year, paints floral and abstract pieces using his buttocks and genetalia. He offers the pieces, which are acrylic on canvas, for sale at prices from $400 to $900 at ButtPrintArt.com and is featured in a video demonstration of technique on YouTube. The video was apparently part of a television broadcast from Unscrewed With Martin Sargent that was filmed several years prior to 2006. Fans of the cancelled television show posted it on YouTube. Malaysia florist See Also Flower ... Look up abstract, abstraction in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Bottom commonly refers to the human buttocks but also has other uses The buttocks (anatomical nates, clunium, gluteus, regio glutealis) are rounded portions of the anatomy located on the posterior of the pelvic region of the apes, humans and many other bipeds or quadrupeds. ... A sex organ, or primary sexual characteristic, narrowly defined, is any of those anatomical parts of the body (which are not always bodily organs according to the strict definition) which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute the reproductive system in a complex organism; namely: Male: penis (notably the glans... YouTube is a popular free video sharing website which lets users upload, view, and share video clips. ...


Although the Chesterfield County Administration investigated his activities in 2004, it was not until late 2006 that the issue resurfaced and Murmer faced reprimand. Murmer was told, following his suspension, not to speak to the media. Chesterfield County spokeswoman Debra Marlow stated that a teacher was placed on administrative leave because of the way he does his art[1] and that teachers are required to set an example for students[2].


Many have noted, however, that Murmer went to lengths to conceal his identity. He is shown in the video clip wearing a fake nose and glasses, and calls himself "Stan Murmur" online.


In the days following his suspension, outraged students called a local news channel and asked them to feature the story. The channel complied and the news media quickly focused on the story.


Murmer was subsequently fired from his teaching post. He publicly stated that teaching was very important to him and that he wanted to let his students know how much he appreciated them. He hopes to teach in the future.


On Jan. 20, 2007, ACLU board members voted to take Stephen Murmer’s case. The Associated Press reported that the ACLU was seeking volunteer lawyers and considering whether to appeal the school board’s decision to a state circuit court or to file suit in federal district court on constitutional grounds. The ACLU has condemned Chesterfield County's School Board for their actions, stating that Murmer's activities are an expression of his First Amendment Rights. ACLU representatives have said that had Chesterfield County not suspended Murmer, the issue would have blown over within a few days. The American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, is a non_governmental organization devoted to defending civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. ... The first ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. ...


External links

  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMMdh2dBLjw
  2. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2006-12-13-teacher_x.htm

The Greater Richmond Region
Richmond, Virginia | Richmond Neighborhoods Richmond-Petersburg is a region located in a central part of the state of Virginia in the United States. ... Nickname: The River City Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (D) Area    - City 62. ... (External links for some of the following areas can be found at [1] ) // Carver The Carver neighborhood, also called Sheep Hill, lies north of Broad Street (Richmond, Virginia) to the west of Jackson Ward and downtown Richmond. ...

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Regional Divisions

The West End | The Fan | Downtown | Southside | North Side | Mechanicsville | The East End | Tri-Cities / Petersburg | Varina-Enon The West End is a suburban region of Richmond, Virginia. ... The Fan is a district of Richmond, Virginia, so named because of the fan shape of the roads that extend west from N. Belvidere St. ... Downtown Richmond refers to a business area in Richmond, Virginia. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The North Side is a section of Richmond, Virginia that home to many diverse neighborhoods, including Barton Heights, Bellevue, Ginter Park, Washington Park, Hermitage Rd, Highland Park, Sherwood Park, etc. ... Mechanicsville is an unincorporated place located in Hanover County, Virginia. ... The Tri-Cities of Virginia (also known as the Tri-City area or the Appomatox Basin) is an area in the Greater Richmond Region which includes the three independent cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell and portions of the adjoining counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, and Prince George in south... Location Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Virginia Independent city Founded December 17, 1748 Mayor Annie M. Mickens Geographical characteristics Area     City 60. ... Varina (Va-ry-nah) is a former town and current magisterial district in easternmost portion of Henrico County, Virginia, USA. It was named for Varina Farms, a plantation on the James River about 35 miles upstream from the Jamestown Settlement in the Virginia Colony, and across the river from Sir... Enon is an unincorporated region in Chesterfield County, Virginia just west of Chester, Virginia. ...

Surrounding Counties:

Chesterfield | Hanover | Henrico | Goochland Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1720 Seat Hanover Area  - Total  - Water 1,228 km² (474 mi²) 4 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Henrico County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1727 Seat Goochland Area  - Total  - Water 751 km² (290 mi²) 14 km² (6 mi²) 1. ...

Other Counties:

Amelia | Caroline | Charles City | Cumberland | Dinwiddie | King and Queen | King William | Louisa | New Kent | Powhatan | Prince George | Sussex Amelia County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Caroline County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1619 Seat Charles City Area  - Total  - Water 529 km² (204 mi²) 56 km² (21 mi²) 10. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Dinwiddie County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... King and Queen County is a county located in the Middle Peninsula in the state of Virginia. ... King William County is a county located on the Middle Peninsula in the state of Virginia. ... Louisa County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... New Kent County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Powhatan County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed Seat Prince George Area  - Total  - Water 730 km² (282 mi²) 42 km² (16 mi²) 5. ... Sussex County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ...

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Topics

Rivers | Governors | Colony | Rights | Homes | Colleges & Universities | Counties | People Image File history File links Flag_of_Virginia. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of Virginia, as listed in The Hornbook of Virginia History (1994 edition). ... This is a list of Governors of Virginia since Virginia became a U.S. state following the American Revolutionary War. ... The 1609 charter for the Virginia colony from sea to sea The Virginia Colony refers to the English colony in North America that existed during the 17th and 18th centuries before the American Revolution. ... The Virginia Declaration of Rights is a declaration by the Virginia Convention of Delegates of rights of individuals and a call for independence from Britain. ... Historic houses in Virginia is a link page for any stately home or historic house in Virginia. ... See Virginia state entry. ... The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census puposes. ...

Capital

Richmond Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Nickname: The River City Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (D) Area    - City 62. ...

Regions

Appomattox Basin | Eastern Shore | Middle Peninsula | Northern Neck | Northern Virginia | Piedmont | Ridge-and-valley Appalachians | Shenandoah Valley | Southside Virginia | Southwest Virginia | Tidewater This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Appomattox Basin is a region of Virginia, United States. ... The Eastern Shore of Virginia is on the Atlantic Coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... The Middle Peninsula is, as its name implies, the middle of three peninsulas on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. ... The Northern Neck is the northernmost of three peninsulas on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, USA. This peninsula is bounded by the Potomac River on the north and the Rappahannock River on the south. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ... The Ridge-and-valley Appalachians are a belt within the Appalachian Mountains extending from northern New Jersey westward into Pennsylvania and southward into Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. ... Canoeing on the Shenandoah River near Winchester, VA. The Shenandoah Valley region of western Virginia, from Winchester to Staunton, is bounded by the Blue Ridge mountains to the East and the Allegheny mountains to the West. ... Southside is the colloquial name given to a broad swath of southeastern and/or south-central Virginia. ... Southwest Virginia at its greatest geographical definition Southwest Virginia is a mountainous region of Virginia in the westernmost part of the commonwealth. ... The Tidewater region of Virginia is the southeastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia, centered on Hampton Roads. ...

Metros

Abingdon | Blacksburg | Bluefield | Bristol | Charlottesville | Culpeper | Danville | Fredericksburg | Front Royal | Harrisonburg | Leesburg | Lynchburg | Martinsville | Marion | Poquoson | Radford | Richmond | Roanoke | Staunton | Suffolk | Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads | Warrenton | Washington, D.C./Northern | Waynesboro | Williamsburg | Winchester | Wytheville This is a complete list of independent cities in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. ... Motto: Nickname: Founded Incorporated 1776   County Washington County Borough Parrish Mayor Lois Humphreys Area  - Total  - Water 21. ... Blacksburg is located in Montgomery County, Virginia. ... Nickname: Virginia’s Tallest Town Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Tazewell Mayor James Jones Area    - City 7. ... Motto: A Good Place to Live Nickname: The Birthplace of Country Music Map Political Statistics County Independent city Mayor To Be Determined Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 34. ... Nickname: C-Ville Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Albemarle County Founded 1762  - Mayor David E. Brown Area    - City 26. ... Culpeper is a town in Culpeper County, Virginia, United States. ... Danville is an independent city in Virginia, bounded by Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina. ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Spotsylvania County* Founded 1728 Incorporated 1781 Mayor Thomas Tomzak Area    - City 27. ... Front Royal is a town in Warren County, Virginia, United States. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1737 County Independent city Mayor Larry M. Rogers Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 45. ... Leesburg is a town located in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States of America. ... The Allied Arts Building in downtown Lynchburg, completed in 1931. ... Martinsville is an independent city located within the confines of Henry County, Virginia. ... Marion is a town located in Smyth County, Virginia. ... Poquoson is an independent city located on the Virginia Peninsula, in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. ... Radford is an independent city located in Virginia. ... Richmond-Petersburg is a region located in a central part of the state of Virginia in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... West Beverley Street in downtown Staunton Staunton is an independent city within the confines of Augusta County in the commonwealth of Virginia. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1742 Mayor Linda T. Johnson Area    - City 1,111. ... Hampton Roads, from state map of pre-civil war Virginia circa 1858 Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water and the land areas which surround it in southeastern Virginia in the USA. It is also known as Tidewater Virginia and the Seven Cities, after its seven... Street scene, Warrenton, Virginia, ca. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Downtown Waynesboro showing Main Street, as well as the scar on the mountain prior to being seeded. ... Nickname: The Burg Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1802 Mayor Elizabeth Minor Area    - City 24. ... Wytheville is a town located in Wythe County, Virginia. ...

Counties

Accomack | Albemarle | Alleghany | Amelia | Amherst | Appomattox | Arlington | Augusta | Bath | Bedford | Bland | Botetourt | Brunswick | Buchanan | Buckingham | Campbell | Caroline | Carroll | Charles City | Charlotte | Chesterfield | Clarke | Craig | Culpeper | Cumberland | Dickenson | Dinwiddie | Essex | Fairfax | Fauquier | Floyd | Fluvanna | Franklin | Frederick | Giles | Gloucester | Goochland | Grayson | Greene | Greensville | Halifax | Hanover | Henrico | Henry | Highland | Isle of Wight | James City | King and Queen | King George | King William | Lancaster | Lee | Loudoun | Louisa | Lunenburg | Madison | Mathews | Mecklenburg | Middlesex | Montgomery | Nelson | New Kent | Northampton | Northumberland | Nottoway | Orange | Page | Patrick | Pittsylvania | Powhatan | Prince Edward | Prince George | Prince William | Pulaski | Rappahannock | Richmond | Roanoke | Rockbridge | Rockingham | Russell | Scott | Shenandoah | Smyth | Southampton | Spotsylvania | Stafford | Surry | Sussex | Tazewell | Warren | Washington | Westmoreland | Wise | Wythe | York The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census puposes. ... Accomack County is a county located in the state of Virginia, USA. As of 2000, the population is 38,305. ... Albemarle County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Alleghany County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Amelia County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Amherst County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Appomattox County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Arlington County is an urban county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the U.S., directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Originally part of the District of Columbia, the land now comprising the county was retroceded to Virginia in a July 9, 1846 act of Congress... Augusta County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Bath County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Bedford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Bland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Botetourt County, Virginia, from 1895 state map Botetourt County iis a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Brunswick County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Buchanan County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Buckingham County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Campbell County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Caroline County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Carroll County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1619 Seat Charles City Area  - Total  - Water 529 km² (204 mi²) 56 km² (21 mi²) 10. ... Charlotte County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1836 Seat Berryville Area  - Total  - Water 462 km² (178 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... Craig County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Culpeper County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Dickenson County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Dinwiddie County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Essex County is a county located in the Middle Peninsula in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Official website: http://www. ... Fauquier County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Floyd County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Fluvanna County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Franklin County is a county located in the United States state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1743 Seat Winchester Area  - Total  - Water 1,076 km² (416 mi²) 3 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Giles County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Gloucester County is an historical Chesapeake county located on the Middle Peninsula of the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1727 Seat Goochland Area  - Total  - Water 751 km² (290 mi²) 14 km² (6 mi²) 1. ... Grayson County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Greene County is a county in central Virginia in the eastern United States. ... Greensville County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1752 Seat Halifax Area  - Total  - Water 2,149 km² (830 mi²) 27 km² (10 mi²) 1. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1720 Seat Hanover Area  - Total  - Water 1,228 km² (474 mi²) 4 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Henrico County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Highland County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1634 Seat Isle of Wight Area  - Total  - Water 940 km² (363 mi²) 121 km² (47 mi²) 12. ... James City County, Virginia as shown on 1895 map James City County (formally, the County of James City) is a County located on the Virginia Peninsula, in the U.S. State of Virginia. ... King and Queen County is a county located in the Middle Peninsula in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1720 Seat King George Area  - Total  - Water 486 km² (188 mi²) 20 km² (8 mi²) 4. ... King William County is a county located on the Middle Peninsula in the state of Virginia. ... Lancaster County is a county located on the Northern Neck in the state of Virginia. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Loudoun County, Virginia is part of the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area. ... Louisa County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1746 Seat Lunenburg Area  - Total  - Water 1,120 km² (432 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Mathews County is a county located on the Middle Peninsula in the state of Virginia. ... Mecklenburg County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1673 Seat Saluda Area  - Total  - Water 546 km² (211 mi²) 208 km² (80 mi²) 38. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1772 Seat Christiansburg Area  - Total  - Water 1,005 km² (388 mi²) 3 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Nelson County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... New Kent County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Northampton County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Northumberland County is a county located on the Northern Neck in the state of Virginia. ... Nottoway County is a county located in the state of Virginia, USA. As of 2000, the population is 15,725. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1734 Seat Orange Area  - Total  - Water 889 km² (343 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... Page County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1791 Seat Stuart Area  - Total  - Water 1,258 km² (486 mi²) 7 km² (3 mi²) 0. ... Pittsylvania County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Powhatan County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1754 Seat Farmville Area  - Total  - Water 916 km² (354 mi²) 3 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed Seat Prince George Area  - Total  - Water 730 km² (282 mi²) 42 km² (16 mi²) 5. ... Prince William County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Pulaski County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Rappahannock County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Richmond County is a county located on the Northern Neck in the state of Virginia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rockbridge County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1778 Seat Harrisonburg Area  - Total  - Water 2,210 km² (853 mi²) 6 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... Russell County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Scott County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Shenandoah County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1832 Seat Marion Area  - Total  - Water 1,171 km² (452 mi²) 1 km² (0 mi²) 0. ... Southampton County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Spotsylvania County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Stafford County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Surry County is a county located in the south-eastern part of the state of Virginia. ... Sussex County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed December 20, 1799 Seat Tazewell Area  - Total  - Water 1,347 km² (520 mi²) 0 km² (0 mi²) 0. ... Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Westmoreland County is a county located in the Northern Neck of the state of Virginia. ... Wise County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1790 Seat Wytheville Area  - Total  - Water 1,200 km² (463 mi²) 4 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1634 Seat Yorktown Area  - Total  - Water 558 km² (216 mi²) 285 km² (110 mi²) 50. ...

Independent
Cities

Alexandria | Bedford | Bristol | Buena Vista | Charlottesville | Chesapeake | Colonial Heights | Covington | Danville | Emporia | Fairfax | Falls Church | Franklin | Fredericksburg | Galax | Hampton | Harrisonburg | Hopewell | Lexington | Lynchburg | Manassas | Manassas Park | Martinsville | Newport News | Norfolk | Norton | Petersburg | Poquoson | Portsmouth | Radford | Richmond | Roanoke | Salem | Staunton | Suffolk | Virginia Beach | Waynesboro | Williamsburg | Winchester An independent city is a city that does not form part of another local government entity. ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia Founded 1718 Mayor William D. Euille Area    - City 39. ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Mayor E. Thomas Messier Area    - City 17. ... Motto: A Good Place to Live Nickname: The Birthplace of Country Music Map Political Statistics County Independent city Mayor To Be Determined Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 34. ... Buena Vista, pronounced Byoona Vista by locals, despite the correct Spanish pronunciation, is an independent city located within the confines of Rockbridge County in the state of Virginia. ... Nickname: C-Ville Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Albemarle County Founded 1762  - Mayor David E. Brown Area    - City 26. ... Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent city Founded 1963 Mayor Dalton S. Edge Area    - City 908. ... Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent city Incorporated 1968 Mayor J. Chris Kollman, III Area    - City 20. ... Covington is an independent city within the confines of Alleghany County in the state of Virginia. ... Danville is an independent city in Virginia, bounded by Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina. ... Emporia is an independent city located within the confines of Greensville County in Virginia. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1805 Mayor Robert Lederer Area    - City 16. ... Falls Church is an independent city located in Virginia. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded Incorporated Independent city Mayor James P. Councill Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 21. ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Spotsylvania County* Founded 1728 Incorporated 1781 Mayor Thomas Tomzak Area    - City 27. ... Galax is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Motto: Americas First Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: County Independent City Mayor Ross Kearney II Area    - City 352. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1737 County Independent city Mayor Larry M. Rogers Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 45. ... Waterfront at City Point, Virginia (now Hopewell) in 1865 Hopewell is an independent city in the state of Virginia. ... Lexington is an independent city within the confines of Rockbridge County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... The Allied Arts Building in downtown Lynchburg, completed in 1931. ... Manassas is an independent city located in the state of Virginia. ... Manassas Park is a city in Virginia. ... Martinsville is an independent city located within the confines of Henry County, Virginia. ... Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth and Norfolk, Virginia from space, July 1996 (Newport News is seen in the lower left quadrant) Newport News is an independent city located in Virginia. ... Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ... Norton is an independent city within the confines of Wise County in the state of Virginia. ... Location Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Virginia Independent city Founded December 17, 1748 Mayor Annie M. Mickens Geographical characteristics Area     City 60. ... Poquoson is an independent city located on the Virginia Peninsula, in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1752 County Independent city Mayor Dr. James W. Holley III Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 120. ... Radford is an independent city located in Virginia. ... Nickname: The River City Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (D) Area    - City 62. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Salem is an independent city located in Virginia, bordered by the city of Roanoke and Roanoke County. ... West Beverley Street in downtown Staunton Staunton is an independent city within the confines of Augusta County in the commonwealth of Virginia. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1742 Mayor Linda T. Johnson Area    - City 1,111. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Downtown Waynesboro showing Main Street, as well as the scar on the mountain prior to being seeded. ... Nickname: The Burg Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1802 Mayor Elizabeth Minor Area    - City 24. ...

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Chesterfield County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (644 words)
In 1831, the Chesterfield Railroad was the first railroad in Virginia, transporting coal from mines near Falling Creek in what is now the Midlothian area to the docks at the fall line at the head of navigation of the James River near Manchester (directly across from Richmond.
Chesterfield Cigarettes were named after this county due to the region's historical association with the tobacco industry.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 8.10% who were 65 years of age or older.
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