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Chesterfield County, Virginia, USA

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  • James Craig Griffith (1924 - 2021)
    James C. Griffith, Sr., 96, of New Castle, passed away the morning of February 13, 2021 at UPMC Jameson Hospital. James was born on September 9, 1924 to the late Dr. Wilbert E. and Anna M. Craig Griffi...
  • Meshack Perdue (1756 - 1838)
    DAR Ancestor #: A092290 PURDY, MESHACK Ancestor #: A092290 Service: VIRGINIA Rank(s): PATRIOTIC SERVICE Birth: 1756 AUGUSTA CO VIRGINIA Death: 12-30-1837 FRANKLIN CO VIRGINIA Service Source: KEGLEY, ...
  • James Henry Cox (1810 - 1877)
    Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Nov 27 2022, 15:03:26 UTC
  • Cpl. Clyde Devern Nevel, Sr. (1889 - 1956)
    Census: 1930 Prince Edward Co., VA. Location: Leigh NEVELL CLYDE, age 40 white, male. Place of birth: Pennsylvania Nevel, Lelia, 27 white, female, wife Nevel, May, 9, daughter Nevel, LeRoy, 6, son Nev...

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On 25 May 1749, the Virginia House of Burgesses separated Chesterfield from Henrico County and created the new county. The first county seat was established at Chesterfield Court House. It has continued as county seat except for 1870–1876, during Reconstruction, when the county government was located at Manchester. The latter community has been subsumed by South Richmond.

The legislature named the county for the former British Secretary of State, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. Lord Chesterfield was famous for his "good manners and writings". One of his most frequently used sayings implies avoiding rudeness; "An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult." Many years later, Chesterfield Cigarettes were named after this county.

This project is a table of contents for all projects relating to this County of Virginia. Please feel free to add profiles of anyone who was born, lived or died in this county.