Chesterfield County, Virginia
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Chesterfield County History

On May 25, 1749, the Virginia General Assembly passed the act that separated Chesterfield from Henrico County and created the new county. The first county seat was established at Manchester, across the James River at the fall line from Richmond (which remained in Henrico County.)

Chesterfield County is named for the former British Secretary of State, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. Lord Chesterfield was famous for his "good manners and writings."

Many years later, Chesterfield Cigarettes were named after this county due to the region's historical cultivation of tobacco.


Bellwood - Belmont - Bon Air - Brandermill - Chester - Courthouse - Enon - Ettrick
Genito - Gordon - Harrowgate - Hening - Jefferson Davis North - Manchester
Matoaca - Meadowbrook - Midlothian - Reams - Robious - Rockwood - Salisbury
South Rockwood - Spring Run - Winterpock - Woodlake
Bensley - Bermuda Hundred - Mosley

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Chesterfield County Data


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Death Records

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History Topics

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School Records

Wills/Probate Records

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Mar 2017:  news story of fire in Clover Hills coal mine





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