River's Rest Marina & Resort
Charles City County Fair
Shirley Plantation's Great House
Shirley Plantation's Great House by stepol is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
First Thanksgiving at Berkeley Plantation (Dec. 4, 1619)
Berkeley Plantation by Videocat is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
Judith Stewart Dresser Bridge
Judith Stewart Dresser Memorial Bridge by VaDOT is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
Outside Charles County Courthouse
Outside Charles County Courthouse by daveandlolo is licensed under CC BY 2.0.
Charles City County
Charles City is a historic county situated southeast of Richmond and west of Jamestown. It is bounded on the south by the James River and on the east by the Chickahominy River. The area that would become Charles City County was first established as "Charles Cittie" by the Virginia Company in 1619. It was one of the first four "boroughs" of Virginia, and was named in honor of Prince Charles, who would later become King Charles I of England. After Virginia became a royal colony, the borough was changed to "Charles City Shire" in 1634, as one of the five original Shires of Virginia. It acquired the present name of Charles City County in 1643.
Charles City is known for their “Four Centuries, Three Cultures, Two Rivers in One County.” With the commemoration of America’s 400th Anniversary, Charles City is recognized as a place where you can discover historical events spanning the four centuries that have made our nation.
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Board of Supervisors (Website)
Main Administration Building
10900 Courthouse Rd.
Charles City, VA 23030
Google Maps link
Phone number: (804) 652-4701
- Charles City County Courthouse
- Shirley Plantation
- Berkeley Plantation
- Wilcox Wharf
- James River
- Chickahominy River
- Lazare Gallery
- Virginia Capital Trail
- Chickahominy Tribe Pow-Wow
- First Thanksgiving
- Charles City 4x4 Raceway
- Freedom’s Jubilee Driving Tour
U.S. Decennial Census 1990-2010, American Community Survey, 2014 5-Year Estimates.
U.S. Census, OnTheMap Application, Longitudinal-Employer Household Dynamics Program, 2014.