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History, innovation and fun blend seamlessly in Henrico, VA. For more than 400 years, Henrico County has helped write America's story and heritage -- from the nation's early settlements through the Revolutionary War and Civil War.

By 1776, the area had experienced a rebirth and sent two representatives to the Fifth Virginia Convention, which ultimately proposed separation from the British, leading to the Declaration of Independence. Many key Civil War battles were fought here -- including Seven Pines and Malvern Hill.

Today, there are more than 307,000 residents living in a well-planned, 244-square-mile community. Henrico County is a thriving, urban community located in the heart of the Eastern seaboard and borders the City of Richmond on three sides. The county lies between the James and Chickahominy Rivers, spanning a third of the Richmond Region. There is diversity of landscape, from the fast growing, upscale, open-air Short Pump area to Westhampton's traditional homes and scenic University of Richmond campus to Northern Henrico's suburban neighborhoods.

There is a wide selection of attractions and activities in the county: you can visit Stuart’s Monument, where Major General J.E.B. Stuart was mortally wounded during the Civil War; tour the Virginia E. Randolph Museum, named in memory of a noted African-American educator and founder of Virginia's vocational educational system; step back in time at Meadow Farm Museum and Crump Park, featuring a 19th-century farmhouse, gardens and more than 150 acres of woodlands; and, discover a nature lover's paradise at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, which boasts 40 acres of grounds, one of the largest and most diverse perennial gardens on the East Coast, and a nearly 17,000-square-foot Conservatory, housing exotic and unusual subtropical and tropical plants.


 

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