History

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.

Our History:   History highlights.

Landmarks:   Physical historical references throughout the county.

400th Anniversary: Celebrating A Rich History in 2011.

Publications: Books for those who desire a deeper look into Henrico’s past.

Genealogy and Cemeteries: Resources for tracing family history and information about public and private cemeteries.

County Managers of Henrico: Photos of the individuals who have served as county manager since 1934.

Board Chairman of Henrico: Photos of the individuals who have served as Board of Supervisor chairman since 1934.

Names & Places in Henrico: List of where many names and places in Henrico have been derived.