Many of the County Links
on the left will keep you specifically in or near Henrico County in the Central Area of Virginia
, just east of Richmond
. We add new listings and links on a regular basis so bookmark this page and check back often.
Bordering the city of Richmond on the west, north, and east, the county of Henrico lies between the James and Chickahominy rivers, and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan area. Henrico has an extensive network of park and recreational facilities, many of which have historic significance. For example, Meadow Farm, former home of Mosby Sheppard, is one of several Henrico sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Meadow Farm is now the site of a nursing home, museum, and park. The Richmond National Battlefield Park protects more than 2,000 acres of land in its 11 units spread throughout Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield
and Henrico. Other than a few small parking lots, tour roads and visitors centers, most of that land is essentially green space—protected nature preserve.