County Seat: Richmond
Year Organized: 1634
Square Miles: 238
P.O. Box 27032
Henrico is named for Henry, Prince of Wales, a son of James I of England.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Henrico County, Virginia formed. Original shire. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
Henrico County is one of the eight original Shires of Virginia established in 1634 in the Virginia Colony, and one of six considered still extant in their original form (county).
Henrico County was named for Henry, Prince of Wales, the oldest son of James I. It was one of the eight original shires established in 1634. Its area is 244.06 square miles, and the county seat is in the western part of the county near Richmond.
According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 245 square miles (634 km2).Of that, 238
square miles (617 km2) is land and 7 square miles (17 km2) (2.67%) is water
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