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Encyclopedia > Neighborhoods of Richmond, Virginia

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Carver

The Carver neighborhood, also called Sheep Hill, lies north of Broad Street (Richmond, Virginia) to the west of Jackson Ward and downtown Richmond. Carver was first settled by blue-collar Jewish and German tradesmen, and became a thriving black community in the early 1900s before being cut through by major thoroughfares such as Jefferson Davis Highway. Belvidere Street and Interstate 95. As the years passed, more and more houses became vacant, and the neighborhood declined. By the 1950s, Carver began to sharply decline and was seen as a "dangerous" neighborhood. Today, Carver is predominanty a mix of working class African-Americans and Virginia Commonwealth University students. Broad Street is a 15-mile long road through Richmond, Virginia. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway was named for Jefferson Davis (1808-1889). ... Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is an Interstate highway that runs 1,927 miles (3,101 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... VCU logo Virginia Commonwealth University, or VCU, is a large public American research university with its main campuses located in downtown Richmond, Virginia. ...


Carytown/Museum District

Carytown is a residential and commercial area that generally consists of 1920s era homes and privately owned shops, clothing stores, cafes, and restaurants along Cary Street. The Byrd Theatre, located in this district, is a historic 1920s era movie palace that shows second run movies and that offers periodic performances of its Wurlitzer organ. Carytown is an urban retail district lining Cary Street at the southern end of the Museum District in Richmond, Virginia. ... The Byrd Theatre is a movie theater on Cary Street in Richmond, Virginia. ... A typical multiplex (AMC Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California). ... The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, usually referred to simply as Wurlitzer, is an American company, formerly a producer of Stringed instruments, Woodwind, Brass instruments, theatre organs, band organs (orchestrions) and jukeboxes. ...


The Museum District is located just west of the Fan district and north of Carytown. Historically, this area was a site where many Confederate Soldiers were trained during the American Civil War. Some large institutions in this district are the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the world headquarters for the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Virginia Historical Society. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties Killed in action: 110,000 Total dead: 360,000 Wounded: 275,200 Killed in action: 93,000 Total dead: 258... The Virginia Museum of Fine arts, or ‘’’VMFA’’’ is an art museum in Richmond, Virginia. ... The United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) is a sororal association dedicated to honoring the memory of those who served and died in service to the Confederate States of America (CSA). ... The Virginia Historical Society, founded in 1831, is a major repository, research and teaching center for Virginia history. ...


Church Hill

See article Church Hill

The historic district of Church Hill encompasses the original land plat of the city of Richmond. There Patrick Henry gave his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech in St. John's Church. Chimborazo Park occupies the former site of the largest American Civil War Hospital. Church Hill is notable as one of the largest extant 19th century neighborhoods in America, with many fine examples of period architecture. This area has undergone significant urban renewal in recent years. Church Hill is a historic district of Richmond, Virginia. ... Church Hill is a historic district of Richmond, Virginia. ... Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered primarily for his stirring oratory. ... Give me liberty or give me death is a famous quote from a speech made by Patrick Henry to the Virginia House of Burgesses. ... Saint Johns Church on a winter day. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties Killed in action: 110,000 Total dead: 360,000 Wounded: 275,200 Killed in action: 93,000 Total dead: 258... Blight often stands side-by-side with new structures during urban renewal efforts. ...


Court End

See article Court End

Court End is a neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia that sits to the north of the state capitol and East Broad Street. ...

East End

See article The East End (Richmond, Virginia)

The East End of Richmond is actually a collection of neighborhoods. It is roughly defined as including the area of Richmond east/northeast of Chamberlayne Avenue and the James River, South and west of I-295, and includes neighborhoods such as Church Hill, Fairmount, Union Hill, Fulton, Fulton Hill, Montrose Heights, Fairfield Court, Creighton Court, Whitcomb Court, Mosby Court, Eastview, Brauers, Peter Paul, Woodville, North Church Hill, Chimborazo and Oakwood. These neighborhoods are predominantly African-American. Interstate 295 (abbreviated I-295) is an eastern bypass of Richmond and Petersburg as well as a northern bypass of Richmond. ... Church Hill is a historic district of Richmond, Virginia. ... In Union Hill, Richmond, Virginia The Union Hill area of Church Hill is located on the high western bluff above Shockoe Valley in Richmond, Virginia. ... Fulton Hill is a neighborhood located in the East End of Richmond. ... The term refers specifically to black African ancestry; not, for example, to European colonial or Caucasoid North Africa ancestry, such as Maghreb Berber or European South African ancestry. ...


The Fan District

See article Fan District

The Fan is a district of Richmond, Virginia, so named because of the fan shape of the roads that extend west from N. Belvidere St. ...

Jackson Ward

Jackson Ward is an historically black neighborhood that at one time was known as the "Harlem of the South. " A center for black commerce and entertainment, it was frequented by the likes of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole and James Brown. Jackson Ward was also home to Maggie L. Walker, the first woman to charter and serve as president of an American bank. The Maggie L. Walker House is now a U.S. National Historic Site. Jackson Ward is home to the Hippodrome Theater. Jackson Ward is an historically African-American neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia. ... The term refers specifically to black African ancestry; not, for example, to European colonial or Caucasoid North Africa ancestry, such as Maghreb Berber or European South African ancestry. ... Commerce is the trading of something of value between two entities. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Recreation. ... Duke Ellington Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974), also known simply as Duke (see Jazz royalty), was an American jazz composer, pianist, and bandleader. ... Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella (the First Lady of Song), was an American singer, considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century, alongside Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. ... Bill Bojangles Robinson ( May 25, 1878 – November 25, 1949) was a pioneer and pre-eminent African-American tap dance performer. ... Lena Horne photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1941 Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (born June 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American popular singer. ... Cab Calloway, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933 Cab Calloway (December 25, 1907–November 18, 1994) was a famous American jazz singer and bandleader. ... Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949 Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), also called Lady Day, was an American singer, generally considered one of the greatest female jazz voices of all time, alongside Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. ... For other uses, see King Cole (disambiguation). ... James Brown, known variously as: Soul Brother Number One, the Godfather of Soul, Mr. ... Maggie Lena Walker (July 15, 1867-December 15, 1934) was an American teacher, businesswoman, and banker. ... A U.S. National Historic Site is one that contains a single historical feature directly related to its subject. ...


During the construction of the Eisenhower Interstate highway system in the 1950s Jackson Ward was split in two, much to the detriment of the neighborhood. Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890–March 28, 1969), American soldier and politician, was the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961) and supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II, with the rank of General of the Army. ... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ...


In the early 2000s, the Greater Richmond Convention Center and Visitors Bureau was built at the western edge of Jackson Ward, which may help in the redevelopment of Jackson Ward.. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Blight often stands side-by-side with new structures during urban renewal efforts. ...


Manchester

See also: Manchester, Virginia

Manchester is an industrial area directly south of downtown Richmond across the James River from the Canal Walk. Not to be confused with the Manchester area of Chesterfield County, Manchester (also known as Old Manchester and South Richmond) has a distinguished history of its own. Factories at Manchester, Virginia, looking across James River, circa 1865 Manchester, Virginia was an independent city in Virginia in the United States. ... Chesterfield County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States. ...


Originally known as Rocky Ridge, for over 200 years, Manchester was a separate town and later independent city on the south bank of the James River across from Richmond. It was commercially successful due to its agricultural mills and docks, where coal from the Midlothian area 13 miles west was transported on the Chesterfield Railroad, the first in Virginia, beginning in 1831. The City of Manchester merged with Richmond in 1910. Factories at Manchester, Virginia, looking across James River, circa 1865 Manchester, Virginia was an independent city in Virginia in the United States. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another local government entity. ... Coal (previously referred to as pitcoal or seacoal) is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (surface mining). ... 1856 map The Chesterfield Railroad was located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. ... Leopold I 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


In current times, the Manchester section of Richmond is mostly notable for its development potential. With recent commercial additions such as Overnight Transportation, Legend Brewery, refurbished industrial building loft condominiums, Sun Trust's Riverview Center, and the Plant Zero Cafe and Art Works Studios, it is seen as an area somewhat slummy yet trendy. Loft apartments are apartments that are generally built into former industrial buildings. ...


The former Richmond and Danville Railroad passenger station in Manchester now houses the Old Dominion Railway Historical Society's museum at 2nd and Hull Streets, near the south end of the Mayo Bridge. The Richmond & Danville Railroad was chartered in Virginia in the United States in 1847. ...


North Side Neighborhoods

See article North Side (Richmond Virginia)

Richmond's North Side is home to many diverse neighborhoods, including Barton Heights, Bellevue, Ginter Park, Washington Park, Hermitage Rd, Highland Park, Sherwood Park, etc. These neighborhoods are made up of houses with a variety of architectural styles, which include Arts and Crafts Bungalows, Victorian, Romanesque Revival, and Queen Anne houses among other styles. 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. ... A suburb neighborhood of Richmond built on land owned and developed by Lewis Ginter. ... Hermitage Road Historic District (HRHDA) is a Northside neighborhood in the independent city of Richmond, Virginia. ... View north on 3rd Avenue near Cypress Street Highland Park is a neighborhood located on the north side of the Shockoe Valley from downtown Richmond. ...


Oregon Hill

See article Oregon Hill

Oregon Hill is a historically white working class neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia. ...

The River District

In 1999, the City of Richmond completed its canal walk project, a refurbishment of a 1.25 mile segment of the Haxall Canal and the James River & Kanawha canal that had fallen into disuse. Developed as a tourist destination, the area surrounding the Canal Walk was branded by The River District Alliance (RDA) (a 501(c)6 public/private organization) as "The River District." [2]. The Canal du Midi in Toulouse, France. ... The James River and Kanawha Canal was built to facilitate shipments of passengers and freight by water between the western reaches of the James River and the eastern reaches of the Kanawha River. ... A brand is a collection of images and ideas representing an economic producer; more specifically, it refers to the concrete symbols such as a name, logo, slogan, and design scheme. ... 501(c) is a subsection of the United States Internal Revenue Code (), which lists 28 types of tax exempt non-profit organizations. ...


The actual boundaries of the River district are not defined, and include some businesses commonly thought to belong to other districts, like Shockoe Bottom and Shockoe Slip. [3] Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ...


Similar Canal Walks were built in San Antonio, Texas, and Indianapolis, Indiana. Nickname: Alamo City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Mayor Phil Hardberger Area    - City 1067. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ...


Shockoe Bottom

This area, just east of downtown along the James River, became a major nightlife, dining, and entertainment center in the last two decades of the 20th century. After centuries of periodic flooding by the James River, development was greatly stimulated by the completion of Richmond's James River Flood Wall in 1995. Ironically, the next flooding disaster came not from the river, but from Hurricane Gaston which brought extensive local tributary flooding along the basin of Shockoe Creek and did extensive damage to this area in 2004, with businesses being shut down and many buildings condemned. The city of Richmond has had serious discussions about moving the R-Braves baseball stadium from its current location at The Diamond to Shockoe Bottom or Tobacco Row. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2004 Atlantic hurricane season officially started June 1, 2004, and lasted until November 30, 2004. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An undated file photo from the RMA Web site The Diamond, a stadium located in Richmond, Virginia, USA, on Boulevard, is the home of the Richmond Braves, the AAA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, as well as the Virginia Commonwealth University baseball team. ... Tobacco Row warehouses in Richmond, Virginia, circa 1939 Tobacco Row is a collection of tobacco warehouses and cigarette factories in Richmond, Virginia adjacent to the James River and Kanawha Canal near its eastern terminus at the head of navigation of the James River. ...


Tobacco Row

Just east of Shockoe Bottom, Tobacco Row is a collection of tobacco warehouses and cigarette factories adjacent to the James River and Kanawha Canal near its eastern terminus at the head of navigation of the James River. Beginning in the 18th century, many growers and shippers of Virginia's major cash-crop of tobacco maintained facilities there, as well as directly across the river at Manchester. Substantial multi-story brick buildings were constructed to protect the contents from loss due to fire. Tobacco Row warehouses in Richmond, Virginia, circa 1939 Tobacco Row is a collection of tobacco warehouses and cigarette factories in Richmond, Virginia adjacent to the James River and Kanawha Canal near its eastern terminus at the head of navigation of the James River. ... The James River and Kanawha Canal was built to facilitate shipments of passengers and freight by water between the western reaches of the James River and the eastern reaches of the Kanawha River. ... Head of navigation is a term used to describe the farthest point above the mouth of a river that can be navigated by ships. ... The James River at Cartersville The James River in the U.S. state of Virginia is 547. ... Species Nicotiana acuminata Nicotiana alata Nicotiana attenuata Nicotiana benthamiana Nicotiana clevelandii Nicotiana excelsior Nicotiana forgetiana Nicotiana glauca Nicotiana glutinosa Nicotiana langsdorffii Nicotiana longiflora Nicotiana obtusifolia Nicotiana paniculata Nicotiana plumbagifolia Nicotiana quadrivalvis Nicotiana repanda Nicotiana rustica Nicotianasuaveolens Nicotiana sylvestris Nicotiana tabacum Nicotiana tomentosa Ref: ITIS 30562 as of August 26, 2005... Factories at Manchester, Virginia, looking across James River, circa 1865 Manchester, Virginia was an independent city in Virginia in the United States. ...


During the American Civil War (1861-1865), Tobacco Row was the site of infamous Libby Prison and nearby Castle Thunder, detention facilities of the Confederate government. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties Killed in action: 110,000 Total dead: 360,000 Wounded: 275,200 Killed in action: 93,000 Total dead: 258... Libby Prison, located in Richmond, Virginia, was a former tobacco warehouse located on Tobacco Row, converted into prison used by the Confederacy to house captured Union officers during the American Civil War. ... Castle Thunder, located in Richmond, Virginia, was a former tobacco warehouse located on Tobacco Row, converted into prison used by the Confederacy to house civilian prisoners, including captured Union spies, political prisoners and those charged with treason during the American Civil War. ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) The Bonnie Blue Flag (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (April 3–April 10, 1865) Largest city New Orleans...


The area was vacated by the tobacco companies by the late 1980s. Led by Richmond developer William H. Abeloff, many of the old warehouses of Tobacco Row were modernized and converted into developments of loft apartments, condominiums, offices, and retail space along part of the restored canal system.


Shockoe Slip

Shockoe Slip is a collection of tobacco warehouses in which are located shops, restaurants, and offices. The name "slip" refers to the canal boat slips nearby where goods were loaded and unloaded. Shockoe Slip became developed as a commercial and entertainment district in the 1970s.


Southside

See full article: Southside (Richmond, Virginia) This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


The West End

See full article: The West End (Richmond, Virginia) The West End is a suburban region of Richmond, Virginia. ...


Union Hill

See article Union Hill

The Union Hill area of Church Hill is located on the high western bluff above Shockoe Valley. Houses of a remarkable mix are balanced along the irregular, picturesque and sometimes narrow streets that follow the curve of the hill. Those homes that line Jefferson Park have a clear view of downtown Richmond. Union Hill is bordered on the south by Jefferson Avenue, on the north by Venable Street, on the west by 25th Street, and by Mosby on the east. In Union Hill, Richmond, Virginia The Union Hill area of Church Hill is located on the high western bluff above Shockoe Valley in Richmond, Virginia. ... In Union Hill, Richmond, Virginia The Union Hill area of Church Hill is located on the high western bluff above Shockoe Valley in Richmond, Virginia. ... Church Hill is a historic district of Richmond, Virginia. ... Jefferson Park is the Polish neighborhood of Chicago. ...


Westover Hills

Westover Hills, one of Richmond's more established neighborhoods, is located directly south of the James River via the Nickel (Boulevard St.) Bridge from the City’s Fan District, and spans the east and west sides of Westover Hills Boulevard in that area. This location makes it near the geographical center of the City. Most of the homes were built during the 1920-1940 period. The styles are highly varied, with Cape Cods located next to Spanish Colonial and Tudor Revival, with the odd farmhouse or Arts and Crafts thrown in. Many of the houses were first built to be near the terminus of the trolley line at then amusement park, Forest Hill Park. Locations feature large lots and a generally suburban feel. Some homes are located overlooking the banks of the James River, Westover Hills Boulevard, Forest Hill Ave. and Forest Hill Park. The neighborhood features well established restaurants and businesses, along with churches and some arts establishments.


The neighborhood was also home to Frederick William Sievers, sculptor of the Matthew Fontaine Maury and Stonewall Jackson monuments on Monument Avenue as well as the Virginia Monument at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. There is a historical marker commerating his workshop in the yard of a home on W. 43rd St. Virginia Memorial, Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, PA Frederick William Sievers (1872-1966) was an American sculptor, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... Matthew Fontaine Maury Matthew Fontaine Maury (January 14, 1806 – February 1, 1873), USN - American astronomer, astrophysicist, oceanographer, meteorologist, cartographer, author, geologist, educator. ... Stonewall Jackson Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson (January 20 or 21[1], 1824–May 10, 1863) was an American teacher and soldier. ... Gettysburg is a borough 38 miles (68 km) south by southwest of Harrisburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, of which it is the county seatGR6. ...


For more information see the Westover Hills Neighborhood Association website Westoverhills.net


Randolph

This is a residential area bounded on the south by the James River, on the north by I-195, on the east by several historic cemeteries and on the west by Byrd Park and Maymont park. Randolph is notable for its access to the historic and scenic areas of Maymont and Northbank parks and Hollywood cemetery. Randolph is an area of relative obscurity in urban Richmond as it is separated from the high traffic thouroughfares on Randolph's northern boundary. The neighborhood is home to many blue-collar families, and is troubled by drug activity. Many of the streets are named after US states, causing some to call the area " THE USA."

The Greater Richmond Region
Richmond, Virginia | Richmond Neighborhoods Richmond-Petersburg is a region located in a central part of the state of Virginia in the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: River City Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra Location Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Virginia Independent City Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 62. ...

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Regional Divisions

The West End | The Fan | Downtown | Southside | North Side | Mechanicsville | The East End | Tri-Cities / Petersburg | Varina-Enon The West End is a suburban region of Richmond, Virginia. ... The Fan is a district of Richmond, Virginia, so named because of the fan shape of the roads that extend west from N. Belvidere St. ... Downtown Richmond refers to a business area in Richmond, Virginia. ... 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 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. ... Varina (Va-ry-nah) is a former town and current magisterial district in easternmost portion of Henrico County, Virginia, USA. It was named for Varina Farms, a plantation on the James River about 35 miles upstream from the Jamestown Settlement in the Virginia Colony, and across the river from Sir... Enon is an unincorporated region in Chesterfield County, Virginia just west of Chester, Virginia. ...

Surrounding Counties:

Chesterfield | Hanover | Henrico | Goochland Chesterfield County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States. ... 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. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1727 Seat Goochland Area  - Total  - Water 751 km² (290 mi²) 14 km² (6 mi²) 1. ...

Other Counties:

Amelia | Caroline | Charles City | Cumberland | Dinwiddie | King and Queen | King William | Louisa | New Kent | Powhatan | Prince George | Sussex Amelia County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Caroline County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1619 Seat Charles City Area  - Total  - Water 529 km² (204 mi²) 56 km² (21 mi²) 10. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Dinwiddie County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... King and Queen County is a county located in the Middle Peninsula 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 1742 Seat Louisa Area  - Total  - Water 1,323 km² (511 mi²) 35 km² (14 mi²) 2. ... New Kent County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Powhatan County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed Seat Prince George Area  - Total  - Water 730 km² (282 mi²) 42 km² (16 mi²) 5. ... Sussex County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ...


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