Henrico County (VA) Louis H. Manarin

ISBN: 9780738542645

Published: July 12th 2006

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128 pages


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Henrico County (VA)  by  Louis H. Manarin

Henrico County (VA) by Louis H. Manarin
July 12th 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 128 pages | ISBN: 9780738542645 | 10.37 Mb

First explored by colonists in 1607, the territory that was to become Henrico County was the site of the second Englishsettlement in the colony of Virginia. Settled in 1611, Henricowas named for Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales. Henrico was the siteMoreFirst explored by colonists in 1607, the territory that was to become Henrico County was the site of the second Englishsettlement in the colony of Virginia. Settled in 1611, Henricowas named for Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales. Henrico was the site of the first college and the first iron works in the New World and is one of the original shires, or counties, in Virginia.

Extending along the James River from its junction with the Appomattox River to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Henrico was eventually subdivided into nine-and-a-half counties and three independent cities. During 1861 to 1865, 18 major battles and numerous heavy engagements were fought on Henrico soil. From the end of the Civil War until World War II, agriculture was the backbone of the countys economy.

After the war, the county experienced a surge in population that resulted in the growth of service industries. Today it is a vibrant urban county.



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