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