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Powhatan's heritage is rich and the county is known for its warmth and generosity. It's bordered on the North by the James River and on the South by the Appomattox River and is just outside Richmond. Lovers of the great outdoors, American history and cultural events will find there is a lot to do and see in Powhatan County.
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries maintains two public boat landings on the James River and the Appomattox River
is a scenic and historic river.
With a very quaint feel and small town charm, the Historic District of Powhatan Courthouse Village is the centerpiece for many annual activities and events including parades and festivals.
Built in the mid 1800's, Belmead Mansion is located on approximately 1,200 acres of land overlooking the James River. A slave cemetery is located on the premises, but only one grave is marked. Horse lovers from near and far come to Belmead to ride over 20 miles of trails located on the property.
If you love history, there are 19 properties in Powhatan that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Seventeen of those properties are listed as historic buildings and two are listed as historic districts.
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SKYLINE DRIVE... The Skyline Drive runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park and is the only public road through the park. You can enter Shenandoah at four places: Front Royal near Rt. 66 and 340, Thornton Gap at Rt. 211, Swift Run Gap at Rt. 33, and Rockfish Gap at Rt. 64 and Rt. 250 (also the northern entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway). It takes about three hours to travel the entire length of the park on a clear day.
As you travel along Skyline Drive you will notice mileposts on the west side (right side if you are traveling south) of the road. These posts help you find your way through the park and help you locate areas of interest. The mileposts begin with 0.0 at Front Royal and continue to 105 at the southern end of the park.
The speed limit is 35 mph, so you can roll down your windows, feel the breeze and experience every curve and turn of this beautiful drive. There are 75 overlooks that offer stunning views of the Shenandoah Valley to the west or the rolling Piedmont to the east. The park purposely leaves the roadsides unmowed so wildflowers put on a show all year long.