Hanover County, Virginia

Hanover County, Virginia
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Statistics
Founded1720
SeatHanover
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,228 km² (474 mi²)
1,224 km² (473 mi²)
4 km² (1 mi²), 0.30%
Population
 - (2007)
 - Density

100,720
Website: www.co.hanover.va.us
Hanover County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 86,320. A 2007 estimate shows the county's population has grown to 100,721[1]. Its county seat is Hanover Courthouse6. It is located in the Richmond-Petersburg region and is a portion of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).

History

Hanover County was created on November 26, 1720 from the area of New Kent County called St. Paul's Parish. It was named for the Electorate of Hanover in Germany, because King George I of Great Britain was Elector of Hanover at the time.

Hanover County was the birthplace and home of noted American statesman Patrick Henry. And is the home of the Hanover Courthouse, which was the site of the Parson's Cause case in the Virginia Colony, in which attorney Henry argued against taxes levied on preachers by the King. The historic Hanover Courthouse is pictured in the county seal. Hanover County was also the birthplace of politician Henry Clay, author of the Missouri Compromise.

Hanover County at its closest point is only 5 miles from the current city limits of Richmond. However, the Chickahominy River is located at this closest point, which is in the Mechanicsville area. Although the Union Army came within earshot of the bells from Richmond's churches along this river during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War, no one learned more what an obstacle that river can be than Union General George B. McClellan. He failed in the attempt to get all of his troops across it and overwhelm the smaller-sized Confederate forces defending Richmond, effectively prolonging the War almost 3 more years. Hanover County was the site of a number of Civil War battles, including the Seven Days Battles of the Peninsula Campaign and Battle of Cold Harbor in 1864. [1]

King's Dominion amusement park opened in 1975 and impacted the county's economy.

The incorporated town of Ashland is located within Hanover County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,228 km² (474 mi²). 1,224 km² (473 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.30%) is water.

It is bounded on the north by Spotsylvania, Caroline and King William counties; on the south by Goochland and Henrico counties; on the east by New Kent County; and on the west by Louisa County.

Hanover County is about 90 miles south of Washington, D.C., and about 12 miles north of Richmond.[2]

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 86,320 people, 31,121 households, and 24,461 families residing in the county. The population density was 71/km² (183/mi²). There were 32,196 housing units at an average density of 26/km² (68/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.32% White, 9.34% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 31,121 households out of which 39.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.40% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.40% were non-families. 17.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $59,223, and the median income for a family was $65,809. Males had a median income of $42,523 versus $30,689 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,120. About 2.50% of families and 3.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.90% of those under age 18 and 5.80% of those age 65 or over.

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Commonwealth of Virginia

Flag of Virginia Seal
Nickname(s): Old Dominion, Mother of Presidents
Motto(s): Sic semper tyrannis

Official language(s) English

Capital Richmond
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Motto
"In God We Trust"   (since 1956)
"E Pluribus Unum"   ("From Many, One"; Latin, traditional)
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Hanover Courthouse is an unincorporated community and the county seat of Hanover County, Virginia. Hanover Courthouse is located at the junction of U.S. Route 301 and State Route 54 south of the Pamunkey River.
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  • 100 ha (hectare)
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Commonwealths: Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. This designation, which has no constitutional impact, emphasizes that they have a "government based on the common consent of the people" as opposed to one legitimized through their earlier Royal Colony status that
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Commonwealth of Virginia

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Nickname(s): Old Dominion, Mother of Presidents
Motto(s): Sic semper tyrannis

Official language(s) English

Capital Richmond
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The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13.2% over the 248,709,873 persons enumerated during the 1990 Census.
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Hanover Courthouse is an unincorporated community and the county seat of Hanover County, Virginia. Hanover Courthouse is located at the junction of U.S. Route 301 and State Route 54 south of the Pamunkey River.
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Richmond-Petersburg (also known as the Greater Richmond Region) is a region located in a central part of the state of Virginia in the United States. As of 2006, it had a population of 1,194,008, making it the 43rd largest MSA in the country.
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urbanized area—a contiguous area of relatively high population density. The counties containing the core urbanized area are known as the central counties of the MSA.
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New Kent County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 13,462. Its county seat is New Kent6.
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Hanover (German: Hannover) is a territory that was at various times a principality within the Holy Roman Empire, an Electorate within the same, an independent kingdom, and a subordinate province within the Kingdom of Prussia.
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Anthem
"Das Lied der Deutschen" (third stanza)
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Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered primarily for his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech.
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The Parson's Cause was an important legal and political dispute in the Colony of Virginia often viewed as an important event leading up to the American Revolution. The case arose with regard to the Virginia Two-Penny Act. This act was a reaction to the poor tobacco crop of 1758.
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The Colony of Virginia (also known frequently as the Virginia Colony and occasionally as the Dominion and Colony of Virginia) was the English colony in North America that existed briefly during the 16th century, and then continuously from 1607 until the American
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Henry Clay, Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was a nineteenth-century American statesman and orator who represented Kentucky in both the House of Representatives and Senate.
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