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County History
One of the original eight Shires of Virginia, established in 1634 in the Virginia Colony, Henrico county is one of the oldest counties in the United States..
Founded by Sir Thomas Dale in 1611.

The independent city of Richmond was located within Henrico County until a state constitutional change in 1871 created independent cities. Due to the geography, the land within Henrico County currently encompasses much of Metropolitan Richmond's West End, its North Side, and East End areas.

The county seat was at Varina until 1752, when it was relocated to the new Henrico County Court House, located at 22nd and Main streets (2125 East Main Street) in what is now the City of Richmond. There it remained for over 200 years.


Chamberlayne - Dumbarton - East Highland Park - Glen Allen - Highland Springs
Lakeside - Laurel - Montrose - Short Pump - Tuckahoe - Wyndham


Sandston - Varina - Westhampton

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Family Bibles

Website Updates
Dec 2014:  obit for STROUD
Nov 2014: Obits for Burrows and Price, Cottrell, Ott

Sept 2014:
Chambliss bio, Robertson obit, Phelps obit Crime article, Wood Family Article/Bio, Postoffices in 1850, Drew Obit, Poore Obit, Long Obit, Skinker Obit, McGregor Obit. Gibson Obit, Bernard Obit, Podesta Obit, Pennell Obit

Jan 2014:
1883 Pensioners;  Post Offices in 1850

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