Richmond (/ ˈ r ɪ tʃ m ə n d /) is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Greater Richmond Region. Richmond was incorporated in 1742 and has been an independent city since 1871.
The history of Richmond, Virginia, as a modern city, dates to the early 17th century, and is crucial to the development of the colony of Virginia, the American Revolutionary War, and the Civil War. After Reconstruction , Richmond's location at the falls of the James River helped it develop a diversified economy and become a land transportation hub.
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Richmond County is a county located on the Northern Neck in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,254. Its county seat is Warsaw. The rural county should not be confused with the large city and state capital Richmond, Virginia. It was formed in 1692 when the first Rappahannock County was divided to form Richmond County and Essex County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 216 square miles, of which 191 square miles is land and 25 square miles is water.
Germans Corner another locality name in the county. It is about 1.5 miles north of Naylors Beach, at the junction of Virginia State Route 636 and Virginia State Route 624. It is named from Wilber L. Jerman, who built a large dwelling at the location in 1923, and lived there until
Richmond (/ ˈ r ɪ tʃ m ə n d /) is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States. It is an independent city and not part of any county . The population within the city limits was 204,214 in 2010,  with an estimated population of 1,258,251 for the Richmond Metropolitan Area — making it the third largest in Virginia.
- Description of the Richmond Metro Region from a Quadrant Perspective
- East End
- Near West and West End
- North Side
This article is about the many neighborhoods and districts in the Greater Richmond, Virginia area. Note that this article is an attempt to be inclusive of the broader definitions of the areas which are often considered part of the Greater Richmond Region, based on their urban or suburban character and nature, rather than by strictly political boundaries.
The Greater Richmond area extends beyond the city limits into nearby counties. Descriptions of Richmond often describe the large area as falling into one of the four primarily geographic references which somewhat mirror the points of a compass: North Side, Southside, East End and West End. Since there is no one municipal organization that represents the Greater Richmond region, the boundaries of these subregions are loosely defined. The definitions are also affected by the James River which has
Court End is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Richmond, and is composed of the most important residential structures in the city. Court End is North of the Capitol District and west of I-95. Its name is derived from the Virginia Supreme Court's proximity to the Capitol Building
Jackson Ward is a historically black neighborhood that at one time was known as the "Harlem of the South. " A center for black commerce and entertainment, it was frequented by the likes of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Billi
Monroe Ward is the neighborhood defined by the following streets. East of Belvidere, South of Broad, North of Franklin, and West of 14th Street. Monroe Ward lies just north of the Midtown Neighborhood.
The East End of Richmond, Virginia is actually a collection of neighborhoods. Within the city, and in Henrico County, it roughly defined as including the area of Richmond north of the James River and east/northeast of the former Virginia Central Railroad - Chesapeake and Ohio Railway line which originated at Main Street Station, and south and west of I-295. Within the city, the East End includes neighborhoods such as Church Hill, Fairmount, Union Hill, Fulton, Fulton Hill, Montrose Heights, Fair
This section covers those neighborhoods that have at any point historically been considered part of the West End of Richmond.
Richmond's North Side is home to many diverse neighborhoods, including Barton Heights, Bellevue, Chestnut Hill-Plateau, Ginter Park, Rosedale, Washington Park, Hermitage Rd, Highland Park, Sherwood Park, etc. These neighborhoods are made up of houses with a variety of architectural styles, which include Arts and Crafts Bungalows, Victorian, Romanesque Revival, and Queen Anne houses among other styles. The city's North Side includes the campuses of Virginia Union University and Union Presbyterian
The Richmond, Virginia mayoral election of 2020 will take place on November 3, 2020. Voters will elect the Mayor of Richmond, Virginia, members of the Richmond City Council, as well as several other local officials. In an officially nonpartisan, five candidates are seeking the mayorship of Richnmond, Virginia.
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According to nielsenmedia.com statistics for 2015–2016, the Richmond, Virginia market area is the 56th largest Designated Market Area in the United States, with 549,730 TV households. Richmond is served by a variety of communication media
The local daily newspaper in Richmond is the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The Richmond Free Press and the Richmond Voice are weekly newspapers that cover the news from a predominantly African American perspective. The only Hispanic magazine in the state, La Voz Hispana de Virginia provides significant cultural and news content in both English and Spani
VCU, VUU, and University of Richmond have student-run newspapers, including VCU's Commonwealth Times, Ink, Amendment, Emanata, and Poictesme.
Richmond is served by several television stations.
The metropolitan area is served by a variety of radio stations, serving a wide variety of musical and other interests.
While electronic is a new category of media, several outlets compete for online readership. A number of neighborhood news sites have come online in 2007. 1. AllNightRVA.com 2. As Told Over Brunch 3. Carver & Jackson Ward News 4. Church Hill People's News 5. community.livejournal.com/rva LiveJournal 6. DowntownShortPump.com 7. Fan District Hub 8. Hills and Heights 9. Near West End News 10. North Richmond News 11. OurHealthRichmond.com 12. Punchline Magazine comedy site, now defunct underground cu
Commercial radio ownership in Richmond is dominated by three companies: 1. Entercom 2. SummitMedia LLC 3. Urban One Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation is the owner of several stations in Richmond, along with translators in Charlottesville, and another station in Northern Virginia, and is headquartered in Richmond.
Richmond is the capital of Virginia, and its metropolitan area has a population over 1.2 million. As of 2019, Virginia Beach is the most populous independent city in the Commonwealth, with Chesapeake and Norfolk second and third, respectively.
Richmond CenterStage is a performing arts center in Richmond, Virginia that includes the Altria Theater and the theater formerly known as the Carpenter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts. The Carpenter Theatre was originally a Loew's Theatre movie palace developed by the Loew's Theatres company and designed by John Eberson. Construction of ...
Richmond Raceway (RR) is a 0.75 miles (1.21 km), D-shaped, asphalt race track located just outside Richmond, Virginia in unincorporated Henrico County.It hosts the NASCAR Cup Series, NTT IndyCar Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.