Goochland




County


is a rural county located
northwest of Richmond, Virginia. 
It is adjacent to Hanover, Henrico,
Powhatan, Cumberland, Fluvanna and Louisa
counties and runs along interstate 64 between Richmond
and Charlottesville.  The James River
flows throughout the county, providing beautiful scenery to lucky families and
recreation for everyone.  Less than an
hour from the city or from the mountains, Goochland offers a serene lifestyle
with close proximity to many attractions. Goochland came into existence after
breaking off of the shire of Henrico in 1728. 
In the past, the county was home to farmers and families.  The development of West Creek Business Park
in the early 2000s has brought an influx of business professionals who enjoy
the short commute, rural living and closeness to the nearby shopping in Short
Pump (Western Henrico).  As of 2000, the
county’s population was 16,863, but continues to grow as more people find work
with the companies and corporations at West Creek. Aside from offering outdoor
activities galore, the county boasts several historical claims to fame, and
played important roles in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.   Thomas Jefferson grew up in Goochland’s
Shadwell estate, and other plantations continue to provide tours as well.  Dahlgren’s Raid, an attempt by a band of
Union soldiers to single-handedly defeat the South, was blocked by several
Goochland families who used their southern charm to delay the efforts of Union
soldiers to reach Richmond.
The recent addition of State Route 288, which connects I-64 and I-95, along
with West Creek’s presence means that Goochland is succeeding at holding on to
its peaceful country lifestyle and historical connections while keeping up with
the modern world.

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