Goochland

Goochland was founded in 1728 as the first county formed from Henrico shire, followed by Chesterfield County in 1749. Goochland originally included all of the land from Tuckahoe Creek, on both sides of the James River, west as far as the Blue Ridge Mountains.[1]

Goochland was named for Sir William Gooch, 1st Baronet, the royal lieutenant governor from 1727 to 1749. As acting royal governor, Gooch promoted settlement of the Virginia backcountry as a means to insulate the Virginia colony from Native American and New France settlements in the Ohio Country.

As the colonists moved into the Piedmont west of Richmond, they first developed tobacco plantations like those of the Tidewater. After the Revolution, tobacco did not yield as high profits. In Goochland, as in other areas of Virginia, many planters switched to growing wheat and mixed crops.

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$393,950
MAIDENS, VA
4
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Celes B Blankenship
Weichert Realtors Baron&Snipes
CVRMLS
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$258,000
GOOCHLAND, VA
3
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Glenn Dankos
Goochland Realty Inc.
CVRMLS
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$185,000
GUM SPRING, VA
2
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Norman Domingo
XRealty.NetLLC
CVRMLS
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$850,000
MANAKIN SABOT, VA
5
beds
3.1
baths
Listing courtesy of Mahood Fonville
Shaheen Ruth Martin & Fonville
CVRMLS
Listing data last updated: Apr 18, 2019 5:51:am. All or a portion of the multiple listing information is provided by the Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service, LLC, from a copyrighted compilation of listings. All CVR MLS information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate. The compilation of listings and each individual listing are © 2019 Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service, LLC. All rights reserved.

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