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Encyclopedia > Hanover County, Virginia
Hanover County, Virginia
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Location in the state of Virginia

Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1720
Seat Hanover
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,228 km² (474 mi²)
1,224 km² (473 mi²)
4 km² (1 mi²), 0.30%
Population
 - (2007)
 - Density

100,720
Website: www.co.hanover.va.us

Hanover County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 86,320. A 2007 estimate shows the county's population has grown to 100,721[1]. Its county seat is Hanover Courthouse6. It is located in the Richmond-Petersburg region and is a portion of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Image File history File links This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Virginia_highlighting_Hanover_County. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_VA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Virginia ... // Events January 6 - The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings February 11 - Sweden and Prussia sign the (2nd Treaty of Stockholm) declaring peace. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Historic Hanover Courthouse and Hanover Civil War Memorial Hanover Courthouse is an unincorporated community and the county seat of Hanover County, Virginia. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 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. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... 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. ... Historic Hanover Courthouse and Hanover Civil War Memorial Hanover Courthouse is an unincorporated community and the county seat of Hanover 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. ...

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History

Hanover County was created on November 26, 1720 from the area of New Kent County called St. Paul's Parish. It was named for the Electorate of Hanover in Germany, because King George I of Great Britain was Elector of Hanover at the time. is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events January 6 - The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings February 11 - Sweden and Prussia sign the (2nd Treaty of Stockholm) declaring peace. ... New Kent County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Capital Hanover Head of State King of Hanover Hanover (German: ) was a historical territory in todays Germany, at various times a principality, an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire, a kingdom and a province of Prussia and of Germany. ... George I (George Louis; 28 May 1660 – 11 June 1727)[1] was King of Great Britain and Ireland, from 1 August 1714 until his death. ... Capital Hanover Head of State King of Hanover Hanover (German: ) was a historical territory in todays Germany, at various times a principality, an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire, a kingdom and a province of Prussia and of Germany. ...


Hanover County was the birthplace and home of noted American statesman Patrick Henry. And is the home of the Hanover Courthouse, which was the site of the Parson's Cause case in the Virginia Colony, in which attorney Henry argued against taxes levied on preachers by the King. The historic Hanover Courthouse is pictured in the county seal. Hanover County was also the birthplace of politician Henry Clay, author of the Missouri Compromise. Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered primarily for his stirring oratory. ... The Parsons Cause was an important legal and political dispute often viewed as an important event lea]]ding up to the American Revolution. ... 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. ... Henry Clay, Sr. ... The United States in 1820. ...


Hanover County at its closest point is only 5 miles from the current city limits of Richmond. However, the Chickahominy River is located at this closest point, which is in the Mechanicsville area. Although the Union Army came within earshot of the bells from Richmond's churches along this river during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War, no one learned more what an obstacle that river can be than Union General George B. McClellan. He failed in the attempt to get all of his troops across it and overwhelm the smaller-sized Confederate forces defending Richmond, effectively prolonging the War almost 3 more years. Hanover County was the site of a number of Civil War battles, including the Seven Days Battles of the Peninsula Campaign and Battle of Cold Harbor in 1864. [1] Chickahominy also known as the Chick is a river in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Virginia, near which several battles of the United States Civil War were fought in 1862 and 1864. ... Mechanicsville is the name of four places in the State of Virginia in the United States of America: Mechanicsville, Hanover County, Virginia Mechanicsville, Loudoun County, Virginia Mechanicsville, Rockbridge County, Virginia Mechanicsville, Rockingham County, Virginia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise... The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... McClellan and Johnston of the Peninsula Campaign The Peninsula Campaign (also known as the Peninsular Campaign) of the American Civil War was a major Union operation launched in southeastern Virginia from March through July 1862, the first large-scale offensive in the Eastern Theater. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... For the 1960s commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, see George McClellan (police commissioner). ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders George B. McClellan Robert E. Lee Strength Army of the Potomac; 105,445 Army of Northern Virginia; 90,500 Casualties 1,734 killed 8,062 wounded 6,053 missing/captured 3,286 killed 15,009 wounded 946 missing/captured Peninsula... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Ulysses S. Grant George G. Meade Robert E. Lee Strength 108,000 62,000 Casualties 13,000 2,500 The Battle of Cold Harbor, the final battle of Union Lt. ...


King's Dominion amusement park opened in 1975 and impacted the county's economy. Kings Dominion is a 400 acre amusement park located in Doswell in Hanover County 23 miles (37 km) north of Richmond, Virginia and 83 miles (134 km) south of Washington, DC on Interstate 95. ...


The incorporated town of Ashland is located within Hanover County. Ashland is a town located in Hanover County, Virginia. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,228 km² (474 mi²). 1,224 km² (473 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.30%) 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. ...


It is bounded on the north by Spotsylvania, Caroline and King William counties; on the south by Goochland and Henrico counties; on the east by New Kent County; and on the west by Louisa County. Spotsylvania County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Caroline County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... King William County is a county located on the Middle Peninsula in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1727 Seat Goochland Area  - Total  - Water 751 km² (290 mi²) 14 km² (6 mi²) 1. ... Henrico County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ... New Kent County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Louisa County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ...


Hanover County is about 90 miles south of Washington, D.C., and about 12 miles north of Richmond.[2]


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 86,320 people, 31,121 households, and 24,461 families residing in the county. The population density was 71/km² (183/mi²). There were 32,196 housing units at an average density of 26/km² (68/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.32% White, 9.34% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 31,121 households out of which 39.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.40% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.40% were non-families. 17.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.07. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $59,223, and the median income for a family was $65,809. Males had a median income of $42,523 versus $30,689 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,120. About 2.50% of families and 3.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.90% of those under age 18 and 5.80% 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. ...


Towns

Ashland is a town located in Hanover County, Virginia. ...

Unincorporated communities

Beaverdam is located in Hanover County and in the Central Region of the state of Virginia. ... Doswell is located in Hanover County and in the Central Region of the state of Virginia. ... Elmont is located in Hanover County and in the Central Region of the state of Virginia. ... Historic Hanover Courthouse and Hanover Civil War Memorial Hanover Courthouse is an unincorporated community and the county seat of Hanover County, Virginia. ... For other uses, see Mechanicsville, Virginia (disambiguation). ... Montpelier is located in Hanover County and in the Central Region of the state of Virginia. ... Old Church is located in Hanover County and in the Central Region of the state of Virginia. ... Rockville is located in Hanover County and in the Central Region of the state of Virginia. ...

External links

  • Hanover County Economic Development
  • Hanover Herald-Progress newspaper
  • Mechanicsville Local newspaper

Coordinates: 37°46′N 77°29′W / 37.76, -77.49 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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- Realestate Richmond Virgina New Homes Richmond Virginia Commercial Realestate Richmond Virginia (347 words)
Hanover County is located in the east-central Piedmont and Coastal Plain areas of Virginia, between the Chickahominy and Pamunkey Rivers.
The County land area is 471 square miles and is bordered by the Counties of Caroline, King William, New Kent, Henrico, Goochland, Spotsylvania and Louisa.
Hanover is an excellent environment in which to live, for it offers a taste of rural America (it is the home of the internationally renowned Hanover Tomato) in the greater Richmond area.
Hanover County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (561 words)
Hanover was the birthplace and home of Patrick Henry, and the Hanover Courthouse was the site of the Parson's Cause case, in which attorney Henry argued against taxes levied on preachers by the King.
It is bounded on the north by Spotsylvania, Caroline and King William counties; on the south by Goochland and Henrico counties; on the east by New Kent County; and on the west by Louisa County.
In the county, the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older.
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