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Goochland County, Virginia

Goochland County, Virginia is an area on the rise. Located north west of Richmond, Goochland is west of Henrico County and directly north of Powhatan County. With the recent addition of State Route 288 Goochland is very well connected despite its secluded, "yet to be developed" atmosphere.

Founded in 1727, the county is named after Sir William Gooch, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia through 1749. Goochland is rich with Virginia history such as Tuckahoe Plantation, the childhood home of Thomas Jefferson, and a large portion of the "Three Chopt Trail" Several historic coalfields and parts of the James River and Kanawha Canal that George Washington surveyed reside within county lines.

Before and during the Civil War Goochland was a major agricultural area where the population was around 60% enslaved African-Americans.

The portion of Goochland County that was south of the James River was renamed Cumberland County as of 1749, when Sir William Gooch's term of Governor ended.

Economic Expansion
The addition of the West Creek Business Park along with State Route 288 in the early 2000s has encouraged a mass of new businesses and new corporate headquarters.

Other Facts
County is 290 sq. mi. with 6 sq. mi. being water.
Population as of 2000 census : 16,863

 

 

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