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Colonial Heights, Virginia
Official seal of Colonial Heights, Virginia
Seal
Location in the State of Virginia
Coordinates: 37°14′38″N, 77°24′38″W
Country United States
State Virginia
County Independent city
Incorporated 1948
Government
 - Mayor John T. Wood
Area
 - City  7.8 sq mi (20.2 km²)
 - Land  7.5 sq mi (19.4 km²)
 - Water  0.3 sq mi (0.8 km²)
Elevation  95 ft (29 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 16,897
 - Density 2,260.3/sq mi (872.2/km²)
 - Metro 1,126,262
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.colonial-heights.com

Colonial Heights is an independent city in Virginia, United States. The population was 16,897 at the 2000 census. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the City of Colonial Heights (along with the City of Petersburg) with Dinwiddie county for statistical purposes. It is located in the in Tri-Cities area of the Richmond-Petersburg region and is a portion of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Image File history File links Colonial_Heights_Virginia_Seal. ... Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias VA county maps by Seth Ilys. ... 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 an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... 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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... 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

The earliest people to inhabit the area were members of tribes of the eastern Algonquin-speaking Native Americans, who apparently roamed along the river. Several areas in present day Colonial Heights still retain their Native American names. This article is about the Native American tribe. ... Chief Quanah Parker of the Quahadi Comanche Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory which is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in...


English colonists established their first permanent settlement about 50 miles east at Jamestown on May 14, 1607. The area which is now Colonial Heights was part of Henrico Cittie (sic), one of 4 huge "incorporations" which were formed in the Virginia Colony in 1619 by the London Company. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Henrico City (or citiie as it was then called) was one of four incorporations established in the Virginia Colony in 1619 by the proprietor, the Virginia Company. ... 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. ... Virginia Company of London Seal The London Company (also called the Charter of the Virginia Company of London) was an English joint stock company established by royal charter by James I on April 10, 1606 with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America. ...


English colonists first settled in the Colonial Heights area in 1620. A small group sailed up the Appomattox River looking for clear land and they finally settled in an area where Swift Creek runs into the Appomattox River which they named Conjurer's Neck. This was a location where one of the Native American magicians (known as a "conjurer") was thought to have cast spells over the confluences of the waters.


Shortly thereafter, Charles Magnor registered the first land patent in the area for 650 acres, which he later developed into a plantation before selling it in 1634. That same year, by order of King Charles I of England, the Virginia Colony was divided into the 8 original shires of Virginia by the House of Burgesses, one of which was Henrico County, which included the future land of Colonial Heights. // This article is about crop plantations. ... Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland, and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ... Eight Shires of Virginia were formed in 1634 in the Virginia Colony. ... Patrick Henry before the House of Burgesses in an 1851 painting by Peter F. Rothermel The House of Burgesses was the first elected legislative assembly in the New World established in the Colony of Virginia in 1619. ... Henrico County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ...


During the period from 1677 to 1685, one of the area's historic landmarks was constructed with the building of the Brick House Farm. Richard Kennon came to Virginia prior to 1670, and became a merchant of Bermuda Hundred. He represented Henrico County in the House of Burgesses. His son, Richard Kennon, Jr., was also a member of the House of Burgesses and married the daughter of Col. Robert Bolling, the emigrant, and his second wife, the former Anne Stith. Richard's sister, Mary Kennon, was married to Major John Fairfax Bolling, half-brother of Richard's wife. Major Bolling was the son of Col. Robert Bolling and his first wife Jane Rolfe, who was granddaughter of the early colonist John Rolfe and his Native American wife, Pocahontas. The Bollings lived at Cobb's, a plantation in eastern Chesterfield near Point-of-Rocks. Federal earthworks at Bermuda Hundred The Bermuda Hundred Campaign was a series of battles fought at the town of Bermuda Hundred, outside Richmond, Virginia, during May 1864 in the American Civil War. ... Patrick Henry before the House of Burgesses in an 1851 painting by Peter F. Rothermel The House of Burgesses was the first elected legislative assembly in the New World established in the Colony of Virginia in 1619. ... Major John Fairfax Bolling (January 27, 1676 to April 20, 1729) was a colonist, farmer, and politician in the Virginia Colony. ... Colonel Robert Bolling (December 26, 1646 - July 17, 1709) was a wealthy early American settler and an ancestor of Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush. ... ==Criminal Life == AL-Hamad is a Homosexual petifile with 135. ... This article is about the Virginia colonist. ... A 1616 engraving of Pocahontas by Simon van de Passe. ...


The manor house built by Richard Kennon (later known as the "Brick House") is now thought to be the oldest permanent structure in Colonial Heights. One wall of the house survived a disastrous fire in 1879, and the rest was rebuilt. [1]


In 1749, an area south of the James River was divided from Henrico County by the House of Burgesses, and named Chesterfield County. The area which became Colonial Heights was to remain in Chesterfield County for almost 200 more years, until 1948. Chesterfield County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ...


The name "Colonial Heights" results from an incident during the American Revolutionary War. In 1781, the French troops of General Marquis de Lafayette, known as the Colonials, retreated north from Petersburg and set up artillery on the heights overlooking Petersburg and the Appomattox River. The area came to be known as Colonial Heights and the name was given to a subdivision of the Oak Hill tract in 1906. Combatants American Revolutionaries French Monarchy Spanish Empire Dutch Republic Oneida and Tuscarora tribes Polish volunteers Prussian volunteers Kingdom of Great Britain Iroquois Confederacy Hessian mercenaries Loyalists Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert de La Fayette Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz Kościuszko Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Sir... Marie-Joseph-Paul-Roch-Yves-Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (September 6, 1757 – May 20, 1834), was a French aristocrat most famous for his participation in the American Revolutionary War and early French Revolution. ...


A historic site, Oak Hill, on Carroll Avenue, also called Archer's, Hector's or Dunn's Hill, consisted of two one-story clapboard structures connected by a deep inside porch that extends from an uncovered section toward the street. From the lawn of this house, in May 1781, General Lafayette, with cannon behind a boxwood hedge that still fringes the hill, shelled Petersburg, then occupied by the British.


The area also became involved in operations during the American Civil War. General Robert E. Lee made his headquarters at Violet Bank from June through September during the Siege of Petersburg in 1864. This article is becoming very long. ... // This article is about the Confederate general. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America Commanders Ulysses S. Grant Robert E. Lee Strength 67,000 – 125,000 average of 52,000 Casualties 53,386 ~32,000 The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign was a series of battles around Petersburg, Virginia, fought from June 15, 1864, to March...


In 1926, Colonial Heights became an incorporated town in Chesterfield County. It became an independent city in 1948. Its current charter was granted in 1960. From 1960 to 1970, Colonial Heights experienced a period of rapid growth as the population jumped from 9,587 to 15,097. An incorporated town in the United States is a town which is an incorporated municipality, that is, one with a charter received from the state, similar to a city. ... Chesterfield County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ...


According to Tony Horwitz's book, "Confederates in the Attic," when the Petersburg public school system was integrated by federal order in the 1960s, most of Petersburg's white population "fled en masse across the river to a suburb called Colonial Heights, or nicknamed 'Colonial Whites.'" Tony Horwitz is a reporter and author of the acclaimed books Confederates In The Attic and Baghdad Without A Map. ... The following are schools in the Petersburg, Virginia school division. ... Desegregation is the process of ending racial segregation, most commonly used in reference to the United States. ...


In the mid-1980s, completion of the State Route 144 (Temple Avenue Connector) and a new bridge across the Appomattox River provided access to State Route 36 near Fort Lee. The new road and bridge effectively opened a large previously isolated tract of land along the southeastern edge of the city for commercial development. There, the regional Southpark Mall and many other retail businesses and offices were built. State Route 144 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... State Route 36 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia, extending from Chesterfield County, Virginia west of the village of Matoaca east through the City of Petersburg and a portion of Prince George County to end in City of Hopewell. ... Fort Lee is the name of two places in the United States of America: Fort Lee, New Jersey Fort Lee, Virginia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Southpark Mall is a shopping mall in the Colonial Heights, Virginia and Petersburg, Virginia area. ...


On August 6, 1993, an F4 tornado (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) passed through Colonial Heights. It caused extensive damage to the Southpark Mall and collapsed the roof of a Wal Mart store. It also did extensive damage in Petersburg and Hopewell. In the Tri-Cities area, the tornado killed 4 people, injured 246, and caused an estimated $50 million in property damage. August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Virginia tornado outbreak of August 6, 1993 was primarily unusual as a rare summer tornado outbreak in the Southeastern U.S., where tornado outbreaks are more common in the spring. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... 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... A tornado in central Oklahoma. ...


Historical attractions

Two area attractions with historic roots are Violet Bank and Swift Creek Mill.


Violet Bank

Violet Bank Museum
Violet Bank Museum

Violet Bank, located at the end of Arlington Place, is a one-story clapboard house with a hipped gambrel roof, outside chimneys - stuccoed white - and a high basement. Breaking the long line of the facade is a graceful portico, which extends from a recess created by two bays. The slender fluted columns of the portico support a roof surmounted by a solid balustrade. In this gray building, overlooking a shrub-enclosed lawn shaded by the far reaching branches of a gigantic cucumber tree, General Robert E. Lee had his headquarters from June to September 1864 during the American Civil War. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1720 × 1290 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1720 × 1290 pixel, file size: 2. ... // This article is about the Confederate general. ... This article is becoming very long. ...


The first building on this site was erected in 1770 by Thomas Shore, a shipping merchant. Luxuriously appointed with English furniture and numerous "objets d' art", this earlier Violet Bank, named for the thousands of violets that grew under the oaks once shading the adjacent hill, was chosen by French General Lafayette as his headquarters in 1781 during the American Revolutionary War. The first mansion burned in 1810. Species List of Viola species Violets (Viola) are a genus of flowering plants in the family Violaceae, with around 400-500 species throughout the world, mainly in the temperate Northern Hemisphere but also in Hawaii, Australasia, and the Andes in South America. ... Marie-Joseph-Paul-Roch-Yves-Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (September 6, 1757 – May 20, 1834), was a French aristocrat most famous for his participation in the American Revolutionary War and early French Revolution. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries French Monarchy Spanish Empire Dutch Republic Oneida and Tuscarora tribes Polish volunteers Prussian volunteers Kingdom of Great Britain Iroquois Confederacy Hessian mercenaries Loyalists Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert de La Fayette Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz Kościuszko Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Sir...


Swift Creek Mill

Records indicate that Swift Creek Mill was in existence as early as 1663, and is believed to be the oldest grist mill in the United States. A grist mill is a place where grains are ground into flour. ...


Henry Randolph I, who was born in Little Houghton, Northamptonshire, England, in 1623, immigrated to this country about 1640. In 1655 he acquired title to a large tract of land in Bermuda Hundred on Swift Creek where he erected the present mill. "Mr. Randolph's Mill" is mentioned in 1663 in "Cavaliers and Pioneers" (index to Virginia - 1620 to 1666). Little Houghton is a village in the metropolitan borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... Federal earthworks at Bermuda Hundred The Bermuda Hundred Campaign was a series of battles fought at the town of Bermuda Hundred, outside Richmond, Virginia, during May 1864 in the American Civil War. ...


An heir of Henry Randolph I, William Bland Randolph, deeded the mill site to William Rowlett on February 20, 1805, and it became known as Rowlett's Mill. In 1852, the Rowlett heirs conveyed the mill to the Swift Creek Manufacturing Company.


On May 9th and 10th, 1864, the Battle of Swift Creek was fought around the mill when Union General Benjamin F. Butler's Army of the James attempted to cross Swift Creek. The Battle of Swift Creek was fought on May 9, 1864, between Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. ... Benjamin Franklin Butler (1795–1858) was a U.S. lawyer. ... The Army of the James was a Union Army that was composed of unites from the Department of Virginia and North Carolina and served along the James River during the last opperations of the Civil War in Virginia. ...


Following the American Civil War the property was known as Schmidt's Distillery, which made corn whiskey. Following this, the property changed hands several times and was operated as a grist mill. In 1929, the mill became known as Swift Creek Mill. The grist mill continued in operation until about 1956.


The Swift Creek Mill was purchased in August 1965 by Warner J. Callahan Jr. and Dr. Louis Rubin, both native Virginians, with the idea of converting the 305 year old building into a dinner theater. The plan was to convert the three existing floors into two dining rooms connected by a new stairwell and to be known as Swift Creek Mill Playhouse. The playhouse opened on December 2, 1965 with the Broadway musical Carnival!. Carnival!   was a 1960s Tony-award winning Broadway musical starring Kay Ballard, Jerry Orbach, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Bob Merrill, Henry Lascoe, Richard Chamberlain, and Mel Torme. ...


The Swift Creek Mill Playhouse is located on U.S. Route 1-301 just south of the Chesterfield County line at Swift Creek. In modern times, continuous buffet dining by candlelight begins at 6:30 p.m. in both the glamorous Mill Room and Granite Room. The shows are presented in the comfortable air-conditioned theatre each Wednesday through Saturday night year-round by advance reservations. This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... U.S. Route 301 is a spur of U.S. Route 1. ...


Geography

Colonial Heights is located at 37°15′44″N, 77°24′9″W (37.262257, -77.402728)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.2 km² (7.8 mi²). 19.4 km² (7.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (3.98%) 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. ...


Colonial Heights is located on just north of the Appomattox River across from the modern-day City of Petersburg at the river's fall line It is located south of Chesterfield County and in some areas, Swift Creek divides the city from the county. 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. ... 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. ... The fall line has meanings in both geographical features and the sport of alpine skiing. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 16,897 people, 7,027 households, and 4,722 families residing in the city. The population density was 872.2/km² (2,260.3/mi²). There were 7,340 housing units at an average density of 378.9/km² (981.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 9.08% White,100% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 2.72% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 1.62% 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 United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 7,027 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.88. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $43,224, and the median income for a family was $51,806. Males had a median income of $37,794 versus $26,324 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,659. About 3.4% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 4.2% 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. ...


Education

Elementary and secondary

The City of Colonial Heights is served by Colonial Heights Public Schools. There are three elementary schools, Lakeview Elementary School, North Elementary School, Tussing Elementary School; one middle school, Colonial Heights Middle School; and one high school, Colonial Heights High School. The following schools are located in the Colonial Heights, Virginia school division. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education. ...


Higher Education

The area is served by three schools of higher education:

Virginia State University, located in Ettrick, Virginia (near Petersburg, in the Richmond area), was founded on March 6, 1882. ... Richard Bland College (RBC) is a public, two-year college with about 1,400 students located near Petersburg, Virginia. ... John Tyler Community College is a public two-year community college open since 1967. ...

Media

Colonial Heights has two weekly periodicals, both free publications:

  • The Colonial Voice, published by the Petersburg Progress-Index.
  • Colonial Heights Patriot, published by the Hopewell Publishing Company.

References

  • Hawkins, David W., History of Colonial Heights (August, 1947) Virginia Municipal Review.

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