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Chesterfield County, Virginia (Images of America Series)
     

Chesterfield County, Virginia (Images of America Series)

by Frances Watson Clark
 

Chesterfield County, created in 1749 and located in the central region of the state, was part of one of the original shires of Virginia. Bordered on the east by the James River and on the south by the Appomattox, the land and its riches drew the Jamestown colonists to travel here to establish a second English colony. Chesterfield played an important role in the

Overview


Chesterfield County, created in 1749 and located in the central region of the state, was part of one of the original shires of Virginia. Bordered on the east by the James River and on the south by the Appomattox, the land and its riches drew the Jamestown colonists to travel here to establish a second English colony. Chesterfield played an important role in the Revolutionary War as a training ground for soldiers as well as providing its sons to serve. During the Civil War, the residents again volunteered, and from them emerged four prominent generals of the Confederate army. In the late 1800s, the area known as Bon Air served as a summer retreat from the heat of nearby Richmond with summer cottages and hunting lodges. Since then, the county has grown and prospered with new manufacturing facilities moving in, residents establishing new neighborhoods, and the local government building roads and schools to bring the same freedoms that attracted the original colonists to the area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738542522
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
693,437
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Frances Watson Clark, writer and longtime resident, has collected a variety of photographs depicting different areas of the county. Through these images, colorful stories unfold to give the reader a sense of how Chesterfield developed from one of the earliest English colonies to a diverse group of growing communities and thriving businesses.

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