Getting to know Chesterfield County

Chesterfield County, Virginia was established in 1749 and was named after Philip Stanhope, an English statesman who served as the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. The County is located just south of Richmond and bordered by both the beautiful James and Appomattox River. Today Chesterfield County is among the most sought after areas to live in Virginia with a rising population of 340,000 people. Noted for their superior school systems and thriving Economy, Chesterfield County could be the perfect place for you and your family to call home!  

Get to know Chesterfield'’s neighboring countiesPowhatanBuckingham, NottowayPrince Edward, and Cumberland

 What to do in Chesterfield County

Chesterfield County Metro Richmond Zoo

The Richmond Metro Zoo sits on 70 acres of land and is noted to have one of the largest primate collections in the United States. Located right here in Chesterfield County, the Zoo is home to over 2,000 animals, representing nearly 180 species and is the perfect place for a family outing. For more information on Chesterfield County’s Metro Richmond Zoo, click here!


Chesterfield County Rockwood Nature Center satchidananda ashram-yogaville

Home to an impressive variety of native reptiles and amphibians, the Rockwood Nature Center is county-operated and sits on 5 miles of paved and unpaved trails. The center is equipped with a honeybee hive, as well as a visual display center and is free to visit. The Rockwood Nature Center is the ideal destination for a day of relaxation and gained insight on all the great outdoors has to offer! For more information on Chesterfield County’s Rockwood Nature Center, click here!


Chesterfield Magnolia Grange

The Magnolia Grange is one of Chesterfields notable historic treasures. It is a two story brick mansion built in 1823 and located directly across from the Chesterfield County Courthouse. The stunning plantation home is currently operated by the Chesterfield Historical Society and is a go to destination for many travelers. For more information on Chesterfield County’s Magnolia Grange, click here!


Schools in Chesterfield County

Below is a map displaying all local schools within Chesterfield County. For more information, please refer to their webpages as many offer a dynamic curriculum and specialty programs. 

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