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One of the oldest political subdivisions in Virginia, Henrico was the scene of the second settlement in the colony and was established in 1634 as one of the eight original shires or counties. The county was named for Henry, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of King James I of England.

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Aiken's House, Varina, Virginia
Henrico County, Virginia, USA

Aiken's House, Varina, Virginia
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Henrico County, Virginia, USA

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Varina, Virginia
Henrico County, Virginia, USA

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In 1634, Henrico Shire became one of the eight original Shires of Virginia established by the British in the Virginia Colony.
1854 - Henrico county
Henrico, hen-ri'co, a county towards the S. E. part of Virginia, has an area of 280 square miles. The James river forms its boundary on the S. W., and the Chickahominy on the N. E. The surface is diversified by hills of moderate height and declivity, presenting abrupt precipices along the banks of the rivers. The soil, with small exceptions, is light and inferior. Wheat, Indian corn, oats, hay, cotton, and butter are the staples. In 1850 this county produced 1 1:1,044 bushels of wheat; 266,011 of corn: 83,832 of oats; 2196 tons of hay; 338 bales of cotton, and 66,615 pounds of butter. There were 32 tobacco factories, 10 flour and grist mills, 4 chandleries, 1 paper mill, 1 iron foundry, 4 coal mines, 5 saw mills, 1 iron forge, and 4 machine shops. It contained 44 churches, 15 newspaper offices ; 859 pupils Attending public schools, and 1123 attending academies and other schools. The dividing line between the tertiary and primary formations passes through the county, large quantities... Read MORE...

1895 - Henrico county
Henrico, a county in the E. central part of Virginia, has an area of about 255 square miles. It is bounded on the N.E. by the Chickahominy River, and on the S.W. by the James River. The surface is moderately hilly, and presents picturesque scenery. Tertiary strata are found in the S.E. part and granite in the N.W. part of this county. Indian corn, wheat, and oats are the staple products. This county has mines of bituminous coal. It is intersected by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. Other railroads connected with it are noticed in the article on Richmond, which is the capital of the county and of Virginia. This is the most populous county of the state. Pop. in 1870, 66,179; in 1880, 82,703; in 1890, 103,394.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, 1895
2023 - Whether you're a history buff, nature enthusiast, or foodie, Henrico County has something to offer. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in this beautiful county:
Virginia Capital Trail: Start your adventure by biking, walking, or running along the Virginia Capital Trail. This scenic 52-mile trail connects Richmond and Williamsburg, passing through Henrico County. It's a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden: This stunning botanical garden is a must-visit. It features a wide variety of plants, themed gardens, and beautiful landscapes. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a peaceful oasis for nature lovers.

Henricus Historical Park: Step back in time at Henricus Historical Park, a living history museum. You can experience what life was like in the early 17th century when English settlers established Henricus as one of the first English Citie in America.

Richmond International Raceway: If you're a NASCAR fan or just love motorsports, catch a race at the Richmond International Raceway. The track hosts various events throughout the year, providing high-speed excitement.

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