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Encyclopedia > Henrico Shire
Henrico County, Virginia
Seal of Henrico County, Virginia
Seal (Detail)
Map of Virginia highlighting Henrico County
Location in the state of Virginia
Formed 1634
Seat Richmond
Area
 - Total
 - Water

634 km² (245 mi²)
17 km² (7 mi²) 2.67% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

262,300
425/km² 
www.co.henrico.va.us

Henrico County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 262,300. Its county seat is Richmond6, though Richmond is an independent city and not actually located in Henrico County. It is located in the Richmond-Petersburg region and is a portion of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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 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... A county seat, in the United States, is a town which forms the seat of government of a county. ... Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States of America. ... 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 (symbol sq. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... 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) Official languages 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, in the United States, is a town which forms the seat of government of a county. ... Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States of America. ... 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. ... An independent city can have several meanings: // Germany Flensburg USA A city in the United States of America that does not belong to any county, but rather interacts directly with the state government. ... 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. ...


The land within Henrico County encompasses Richmond's West End as well as its "North Side." 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. ...


Richmond International Raceway is located in Henrico County near Mechanicsville, just east of the city of Richmond. Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... Mechanicsville is an unincorporated place located in Hanover County, Virginia. ...

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History

Henrico County is an original shire established in 1634. The county is named for Henrico Town (also known as Henricus and Henricopolis), founded in 1611 by Sir Thomas Dale. During the Civil War the battles of Seven Pines, Savage's Station, Oak Grove, Garnett's and Golding's Farms, White Oak Swamp, Glendale, and Malvern Hill took place in this county in 1862. For information on the fictional Shire of J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings, see Shire (Middle-earth) A shire is an administrative area of Great Britain. ... 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... 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. ... Events November 1 - At Whitehall Palace in London, William Shakespeares romantic comedy The Tempest is presented for the first time. ... Sir Thomas Dale was an British naval commander and colonial deputy-governor of Virginia. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... Battle of Seven Pines Conflict American Civil War Date May 31 - June 1, 1862 Place Henrico County, Virginia Result Inconclusive The Battle of Seven Pines, also known as the Battle of Fair Oaks or Fair Oaks Station, took place from May 31 – June 1, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia, as... Battle of Savages Station Conflict American Civil War Date June 29, 1862 Place Henrico County, Virginia Result Inconclusive The Battle of Savage’s Station took place on June 29, 1862 in Henrico County, Virginia as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War. ... Battle of Oak Grove Conflict American Civil War Date June 25, 1862 Place Henrico County, Virginia Result Inconclusive (Union forces withdrew to their lines. ... Battle of Garnetts & Goldings Farm Conflict American Civil War Date June 27-28, 1862 Place Henrico County, Virginia Result Inconclusive The Battle of Garnetts & Goldings Farms took place from June 27-28, 1862 in Henrico County, Virginia as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American... Battle of White Oak Swamp Conflict American Civil War Date June 30, 1862 Place Henrico County, Virginia Result Inconclusive The Battle of White Oak Swamp took place on June 30, 1862 in Henrico County, Virginia as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War. ... Battle of Glendale Conflict American Civil War Date June 30, 1862 Place Henrico County, Virginia Result Inconclusive (Union withdrawal continued. ... Battle of Malvern Hill Conflict American Civil War Date July 1, 1862 Place Henrico County, Virginia Result Union victory The Battle of Malvern Hill, also known as the Battle of Poindexter’s Farm, took place on July 1, 1862 in Henrico County, Virginia as part of the Peninsula Campaign of... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Transportation

Henrico County is one of only two counties in Virginia which maintain their own roads, the other being Arlington County. This special status was due to the existence of county highway departments prior to the creation of the state agency which is now VDOT in 1927, and the assumption of local roads by that agency in 1932. The control of the roads system is considered a powerful advantage for community urban planners, who can require developers to contribute to funding needed for road needs serving their projects. Location in the state of Virginia Formed 9 July 1846 Seat Arlington Area  - Total  - Water 67. ... The Virginia Department of Transportation, or VDOT, is the government agency responsible for building, maintaining and operating Virginias roads, bridges and tunnels. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 634 km² (245 mi²). 617 km² (238 mi²) of it is land and 17 km² (7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.67% 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 (symbol sq. ...


Census-designated places

No new municipalities can now be created within Henrico County. There are no existing incorporated towns. It has become the third Virginia county (after Arlington and Fairfax Counties) to be affected by a state law that prohibits the creation of any new towns or cities within the boundaries of a county with a population density of 1,000 or more per square mile. Chamberlayne is a census-designated place located in Henrico County, Virginia. ... Dumbarton is a census-designated place located in Henrico County, Virginia. ... East Highland Park is a census-designated place located in Henrico County, Virginia. ... Glen Allen is a census-designated place located in Henrico County, Virginia. ... Highland Springs is a census-designated place located in Henrico County, Virginia. ... Lakeside is a census-designated place located in Henrico County, Virginia. ... Laurel is a census-designated place located in Henrico County, Virginia. ... Montrose is a census-designated place located in Henrico County, Virginia. ... Sandston, Virginia, is located right outside of Richmond, the capital of Virginia. ... Short Pump is a census-designated place located in Henrico County, Virginia. ... Tuckahoe is a census-designated place located in Henrico County, Virginia. ... Wyndham is a census-designated place located in Henrico County, Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 9 July 1846 Seat Arlington Area  - Total  - Water 67. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1742 Seat Fairfax Area  - Total  - Water 1,053 km² (407 mi²) 30 km² (12 mi²) 2. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 262,300 people, 108,121 households, and 69,846 families residing in the county. The population density is 425/km² (1,102/mi²). There are 112,570 housing units at an average density of 183/km² (473/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 68.91% White, 24.71% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 3.60% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. 2.27% 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 108,121 households out of which 31.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.30% are married couples living together, 13.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.40% are non-families. 28.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 2.97. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 32.90% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 88.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.60 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $49,185, and the median income for a family is $59,298. Males have a median income of $40,203 versus $29,795 for females. The per capita income for the county is $26,410. 6.20% of the population and 4.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.10% of those under the age of 18 and 4.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Interesting Facts

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Riot for 50 dollar laptops sold by school in Henrico County, Virginia
  • Henrico County was the location of the August 16th, 2005 "iRiot", where 1,000 of the public school system's iBooks were being sold for only $50 each. Seventeen people were hurt and/or trampled in the ensuing fracas, four of which had to be treated at a hospital for non-serious injuries. More info...

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