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Encyclopedia > Mechanicsville, Hanover County, Virginia

Mechanicsville is an unincorporated area in Hanover County, Virginia, United States. Recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census designated place (CDP), the community population was 30,464 as of the 2000 census. Mechanicsville is the name of four places in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States of America: Mechanicsville, Hanover County, Virginia Mechanicsville, Loudoun County, Virginia Mechanicsville, Rockbridge County, Virginia Mechanicsville, Rockingham County, Virginia Category: ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1720 Seat Hanover Area  - Total  - Water 1,228 km² (474 mi²) 4 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ...

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Civil War History

Mechanicsville is associated with several major battles and numerous minor skirmishes during the American Civil War. 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...


Beaver Dam Creek

The first was the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek, which began on June 26, 1862. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee launched a series of assaults against the right of Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's army positioned along Beaver Dam Creek, just east of Mechanicsville. Union forces repulsed the Confederate attacks and afterward withdrew to a new position along Boatswain Creek near Gaines' Mill. The Beaver Dam Creek engagement was the second in the series of American Civil War battles known as the Seven Days Battles. A small portion of the battlefield has been preserved as part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park, a park area administered by the National Park Service. Battle of Beaver Dam Creek Conflict American Civil War Date June 26, 1862 Place Hanover County, Virginia Result Union victory The Battle of Beaver Dam Creek, also known as the Battle of Mechanicsville or Ellerson’s Mill, took place on June 26, 1862 in Hanover County, Virginia as part... 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... // This article is about the Confederate general. ... The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... For the 1960s commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, see George McClellan (police commissioner). ... 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... 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... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ...


Gaines' Mill

The Battle of Gaines' Mill was the third of the Seven Days Battles, occurring just east of Mechanicsville. Battle of Gaines Mill Conflict American Civil War Date June 27, 1862 Place Hanover County, Virginia Result Confederate victory The Battle of Gaines Mill, also known as the First Battle of Cold Harbor or the Battle of Chickahominy River, took place on June 27, 1862, in Hanover County, Virginia, as... 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...


Cold Harbor

The other major clash near Mechanicsville was the Battle of Cold Harbor, the final battle of Union Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign. This was fought over the same ground as the Battle of Gaines' Mill. Both the battlefield and nearby cemetery are preserved as historic monuments. 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. ... The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... Ulysses S. Grant,[2] born Hiram Ulysses Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885), was an American general and the eighteenth President of the United States (1869–1877). ... Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, opposing commanders in the Overland Campaign The Overland Campaign, also known as Grants Overland Campaign and the Wilderness Campaign, was a series of battles fought in Virginia during May and June 1864, in the American Civil War. ...


Geography

Location of Mechanicsville, Virginia

Mechanicsville is located at 37°37′9″N, 77°21′18″W (37.619168, -77.355013)1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias VA county maps by Seth Ilys. ... 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. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 73.7 km² (28.5 mi²). 73.5 km² (28.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.28%) is water. 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 census of 2000, there were 30,464 people, 11,607 households, and 8,832 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 414.5/km² (1,073.3/mi²). There were 11,915 housing units at an average density of 162.1/km² (419.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.80% White, 6.40% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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 were 11,607 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.00. 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 CDP the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $57,032, and the median income for a family was $62,209. Males had a median income of $41,338 versus $30,217 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,068. 3.3% of the population and 2.8% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 3.6% are under the age of 18 and 4.1% are 65 or older. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ...


Population History of Mechanicsville

Source U.S. Census Bureau Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


Famous Residents

  • Singer/songwriter Jason Mraz is from Mechanicsville. He attended Chickahominy Middle School and Lee-Davis High School.
  • Noted Banjo player "Will" of "Country Music Live" is from Mechanicsville. He attended Chickahominy Middle School and Lee-Davis High School.

Jason Thomas Mraz (born June 23, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia, a suburb of Richmond. ... Charles Wesley Roberts (born December 14, 1902 - 1976) was a Kansas businessman who was Chairman of the Republican National Committee for four months in 1953 under Dwight D. Eisenhower. ... Atlee High School is a secondary school serving south-central Hanover County, receiving most students from Chickahominy Middle School. ... Hanover High School is the only public high school in the Dresden School District. ... Bill Bolling is the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. ... The Republican Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States two-party system, the other one being the Democratic Party. ... The Lieutenant Governor is a constitutional officer of the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Motion City Soundtrack is an American pop punk band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Atlee High School is a secondary school serving south-central Hanover County, receiving most students from Chickahominy Middle School. ... Wayne(right) talks with Randy Lajoie before the 1999 race at Gateway Wayne Grubb(born July 19, 1976 in Mechanicsville, Virginia), is a former NASCAR driver and now a car chief for Brewco Motorsports. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Atlee High School is a secondary school serving south-central Hanover County, receiving most students from Chickahominy Middle School. ... Kevin Grubb is a NASCAR driver. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Atlee High School is a secondary school serving south-central Hanover County, receiving most students from Chickahominy Middle School. ...

External links

  • Hanover County Economic Development
  • The Mechanicsville Local

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