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Dutch Gap Lagoon

Seagulls in Chesterfield

This site dedicated to the natural beauty of the Chesterfield area, with additional information and statistics.

Chesterfield County is located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the 10th state of the United States (Virginia entered the Union on June 26, 1788).1 The county of Chesterfield was founded in 1749 on May 25 and named after Lord Chesterfield (aka Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, lived 1694-1773) who was a British statesman. 2 The population of Chesterfield in the year 2017 is est. 343,599, up from the year 2009 which had an est. of 306,670 (up from the 2006 estimate of 296,718 by the U.S. Census Bureau, an increase of 14% from the official census count in 2000). 3

Chesterfield is in the metropolitan area of Richmond, the capitol of Virginia. Chesterfield's land mass is 425 square miles, with an average of 610 persons per mile. The U.S. Census lists the median household income for Chesterfield as $63,931 for 2006. Retail sales in 2006 are estimated at $2.8 million, and manufacturing in Chesterfield shipped approximately $3.1 million in goods in 2006. 4

Chesterfield Crime Stats

Chesterfield Population


Last Update: January 14, 2020

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Great Blue Heron Chesterfield Virginia

At Dutch Gap, by Henricus, in Chesterfield


Cat and Sun

Cat and Sun - warm day in mid-70s on January 12, 2020


Raccoon Tracks Chesterfield Virginia
Dutch Gap Island

Farrars Island Map Chesterfield Virginia

Farrar's Island Map at Henricus/Dutch Gap Chesterfield, Virginia


More News - Archive

Chesterfield County Virginia Map


ADC Map Book - Metro Richmond, Virginia: Includes : Lakeside, Tuckahoe, Innsbrook, West Creek, Chesterfield, Virginia Center, Business Parks, Richmond Intl. Airport Map, Downtown Detail, and (Street Map Books)


AMAZON: Old Dominion, New Commonwealth: A History of Virginia, 1607–2007


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Chesterfield County (VA) (Images of America) 198 Pages - Amazon.com


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