Virginia Counties - Goochland County

Goochland County is located along Interstate 64, between Richmond and Charlottesville. It is only 20-30 minutes from downtown Richmond, and has access to the major byways of central Virginia and the Eastern Coast: I-64, I-95, I-295, and I-85, and I-66. Goochland is serviced by the Richmond International Airport.

Goochland was formed in 1728 and maintains its rich history. One of the best examples is The Courthouse Green, an area of preserved original architecture downtown and tourist attraction. The Courthouse, built in 1827, is a classic example of early Virginian architecture, and remains open to the public today. The County Jail, constructed in 1833 has been converted into a museum, and contains exhibits about many aspects of Goochland's history.

Goochland also contains many of the area's most well preserved plantation estates. Tuckahoe Plantation, now a historic attraction, was the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson. Tuckahoe is widely considered to be the finest 18th century architectural example in America. Its grounds, open to the public, include a dairy house and the schoolhouse where Thomas Jefferson attended his first classes. Clover Forest Plantation, constructed in 1761, serves today as an elegant bed and breakfast and wedding location, and maintains its beautiful grounds and original manor house.

Goochland County offers all of the conveniences of modern suburban living without the traffic and congestion of a typical metropolitan area. Its beautiful residential areas are nestled between tracts of farmland and rural areas. Goochland offers a premier location for farming, including some of the area's most distinguished equestrian farms. In addition, Goochland offers residential options for any taste, from the upscale Rivergate, with its luxury estates, to more moderate neighborhoods.


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