Chesterfield County

Formation Date: 1749
Formed From: Henrico County

Image depicting location of Chesterfield County
Chesterfield County was named for Philip Dormer Stanhope, forth earl of Chesterfield, British statesman and diplomat, and was formed from Henrico County in 1749. Its area is 446 square miles, and the county seat is Chesterfield. The population is 259,903 according to the 2000 census.

Note: Lost one marriage register and some loose court papers during the Civil War.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes

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