Hanover County lies north of Richmond, VA, and is spread over more than 470 square miles of great country. With over 102,000 proud residents, Hanover County's population is larger than nearby Goochland and Powhatan Counties combined. There's plenty of space and nature for everyone to enjoy and you certainly feel a small-town closeness. Many community events bring people together from all over the county, such as the annual Hanover Tomato Festival.
About Hanover County
The county was created in 1719 and played a critical role in the Civil War, witnessing several major battles. It boomed in the 20th-century alongside Richmond and today boasts an acclaimed quality of life and one of Virginia's most attractive markets.
Hanover County offers extensive parkland as well as many protected areas and woodlands perfect for hiking, fishing, biking, camping, and other outdoor activities. The town of Ashland holds a number of local parks- Railside Park, Carter Park, and North Ashland Park.
Hanover boasts many attractions and sites of interest to explore like Kings Dominion amusement park, the historic Hanover County Courthouse and Civil War Memorial, the Ashland Historic District, and the Barksdale Theater.
Popular neighborhoods include:
- Atlee Station Village
- Crown Colony
- Giles Farm
- Honey Meadows
- Kings Charter
- McGhees Outlook
- and Walnut Hill
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Updated:19th February, 2019 5:01 AM.