Goochland County, Virginia
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Goochland County History

Goochland was founded in 1728 from Henrico shire, and was the first county to split from Henrico (followed by Chesterfield County in 1749). Goochland was named after Sir William Gooch, the royal lieutenant governor from 1727-1749 (the nominal governor, the Earl of Albemarle, remained in England without much authority). At the time of its founding, Goochland included all of the land from Tuckahoe Creek, on both sides of the James River, west to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The first court in Goochland County was held in May 1728. The exact location of this first court is unknown, but researchers believe that the first courthouse was constructed in Goochland between 1730 and 1737. In the mid-1700s, the location of the first courthouse was moved. Then once more in the early-1800s the courthouse was moved to its current location along Rt. 522 in central Goochland (source: Wikipedia.org)

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* Goochland * Manakin-Sabot * Oilville * Maidens



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Website Updates:
Dec 2015: Marriage announcements for WOODSON-BOWLES, RUTHERFORD-HICKS, MINER-WOODSON, LAYNE-WADE, FORD-FRITH, BARKER-JOHNSON, PAYNE-ROBERTS, GATHRIGHT-NUCKOLS, BOLWES-TAYLOR, KEELING-SALMON


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