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Encyclopedia > Goochland County, Virginia
The Greater Richmond Region
Richmond, Virginia
Richmond Neighborhoods
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The West End
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Mechanicsville
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Goochland
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Goochland County, Virginia
Seal of Goochland County, Virginia
Seal (Detail)
Map of Virginia highlighting Goochland County
Location in the state of Virginia
Formed 1727
Seat Goochland
Area
 - Total
 - Water

751 km² (290 mi²)
14 km² (6 mi²) 1.92% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16,863
23/km² 
Official Website
www.co.goochland.va.us
A new 1973 Wayne Lifeguard school bus won in national contest for safety ideas is presented to winning driver Mrs. Elwood (Pearl P.) Randolph, a school bus driver who won it in nationwide contest soliciting new safety ideas for her suggestion that sound baffles be installed in the ceiling panels of school buses. Photo is at Virginia State Capitol in Richmond
A new 1973 Wayne Lifeguard school bus won in national contest for safety ideas is presented to winning driver Mrs. Elwood (Pearl P.) Randolph, a school bus driver who won it in nationwide contest soliciting new safety ideas for her suggestion that sound baffles be installed in the ceiling panels of school buses. Photo is at Virginia State Capitol in Richmond

Goochland County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 16,863. Its county seat is Goochland6. It is located in the Richmond-Petersburg region and is a portion of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Richmond-Petersburg is a region located in a central part of the state of Virginia in the United States. ... Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States of America. ... See main article: Richmond, Virginia (External links for some of the following areas can be found at [1] ) Church_Hill The historic district of Church Hill encompasses the original land plat of the city of Richmond. ... The West End is a suburban region of Richmond, Virginia and is historically known as one of the more affluent portions of the Richmond area. ... 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 in the state of Virginia Formed May 25, 1749 Seat Chesterfield Area  - Total  - Water 1,132 km² (437 mi²) 29 km² (11 mi²) 2. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1720 Seat Hanover Area  - Total  - Water 1,228 km² (474 mi²) 4 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1634 Seat Richmond Area  - Total  - Water 634 km² (245 mi²) 17 km² (7 mi²) 2. ... 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Sussex County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Goochland_Seal. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Events June 11 - George, Prince of Wales becomes King George II of Great Britain. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... The United States Census of year 2000, 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. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... 1973 Wayne Lifeguard School Bus at Virginia State Capitol This work is copyrighted. ... 1973 Wayne Lifeguard School Bus at Virginia State Capitol This work is copyrighted. ... advertisement for 1973 Wayne Lifeguard School Bus on Ford chassis Wayne Corporation was a large manufacturer of buses branded with the tradename Wayne. ... A new 1973 Wayne Lifeguard school bus won in national contest for safety ideas is presented to winning driver, Mrs. ... A new 1973 Wayne Lifeguard school bus won in national contest for safety ideas is presented to winning driver, Mrs. ... A new 1973 Wayne Lifeguard school bus won in national contest for safety ideas is presented to the winning Mrs. ... Virginia State Capitol Building at Richmond, Virginia Virginia State Capitol is a building in Richmond, the city which is the third State Capital of Virginia. ... Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States of America. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Official language(s) English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... 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History

Formed in 1727, Goochland was named after Sir William Gooch, the then Lieutenant Governor of this colonial county. Historical sites include Tuckahoe Plantation (the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson), Dover, Manakin & Tuckahoe coalfields, and much of the Kanawha Canal (surveyed by George Washington. William Gooch (21 October 1681-17 December 1751) born in Yarmouth, England; died in London; served as Governor of Virginia from 1727 through 1749. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an American planter, political figure, the highest ranking military leader in U.S. history and first President of the United States. ...


In 1973, Wayne Corporation of Richmond, Indiana introduced a new safer design in school bus construction. Shortly after the Lifeguard was introduced, the bus manufacturer held a nationwide contest soliciting ideas to improve school bus safety, with a new Lifeguard school bus as the grand prize. The winning entry was submitted by Mrs. Elwood (Pearl P.) Randolph, a school bus driver from Goochland County, and Goochland County Public Schools received the new school bus. Her idea was to install sound baffles in the ceiling of school bus bodies to help reduce driver distraction. Compact forms of such equipment were later developed used by Wayne and other school bus manufacturers when diesel engines (and their greater noise) became commonplace for school buses in the 1980s. 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... advertisement for 1973 Wayne Lifeguard School Bus on Ford chassis Wayne Corporation was a large manufacturer of buses branded with the tradename Wayne. ... Image:Bitchmond-indiana-from-above. ... A new 1973 Wayne Lifeguard school bus won in national contest for safety ideas is presented to winning driver, Mrs. ... Wayne Corporation patch from the Indian Head years. ... A new 1973 Wayne Lifeguard school bus won in national contest for safety ideas is presented to the winning Mrs. ... Diesel or Diesel fuel is a specific fractional distillate of fuel oil (mostly petroleum) that is used as fuel in a diesel engine invented by German engineer Rudolf Diesel. ...


West Creek Business Park

One major contributor to Goochland's tremendous growth in the early 2000s was the construction of the West Creek Business Park and the completion of Richmond's semi-circumferential Virginia State Highway 288 which connected it to I-64 and I-95. This industrial park began attracting many businesses including the corporate headquarters for Farm Bureau of Virginia and Performance Food Group (PFG) as well as significant employers such as Hallmark Youth Care, CarMax, and Capital One. a semi-circumferential highway extends partially around a metropolitan area. ... Virginia State Highway 288 is a road near Richmond, Virginia. ... Interstate 64 is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north and south along the eastern United States coast. ... An industrial park is an area of land set aside for industrial development. ... Categories: Retail corporation stubs ... Capital One Financial Corp (NYSE: COF) is a McLean, Fairfax County, Virginia-based bank holding company specializing in credit cards, auto loans, and savings products. ...



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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 751 km² (290 mi²). 737 km² (284 mi²) of it is land and 14 km² (6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.92% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 16,863 people, 6,158 households, and 4,710 families residing in the county. The population density is 23/km² (59/mi²). There are 6,555 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 72.71% White, 25.64% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 0.85% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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 Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ...


There are 6,158 households out of which 29.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.60% are married couples living together, 8.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.50% are non-families. 19.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 2.88.


In the county, the population is spread out with 21.30% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 32.10% from 25 to 44, 28.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 101.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $56,307, and the median income for a family is $64,685. Males have a median income of $41,663 versus $29,519 for females. The per capita income for the county is $29,105. 6.90% of the population and 4.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.70% are under the age of 18 and 8.10% are 65 or older.


External Links

  • Goochland County's Historical Markers


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