Natural Hardwood Timber – Excellent Building Site – Close Proximity to Richmond – Perfect Home Site
Property is tucked along a quiet country road, surrounded by farms and rural property in general, yet very close to Richmond. This property is the perfect getaway or place to build a home for when you want to leave the city behind. Property has mid-range, mostly hardwood timber on a gentle slope with some creek areas and excellent sign for hunting. There is an old block foundation at the very front, not sure if it can be used, but if possible could be the start of your new home or cabin.
Goochland was founded in 1728 as the first county formed from Henrico shire, followed by Chesterfield County in 1749. Goochland originally included all of the land from Tuckahoe Creek, on both sides of the James River, west as far as the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Goochland was named for Sir William Gooch, 1st Baronet, the royal lieutenant governor from 1727 to 1749, at which time the nominal governor, the Earl of Albemarle, remained in England. As acting royal governor, Gooch promoted settlement of the Virginia backcountry as a means to insulate the Virginia colony from Native American and New France settlements in the Ohio Country.
As the colonists moved into the Piedmont west of Richmond, they first developed tobacco plantations like those of the Tidewater. After the Revolution, tobacco did not yield as high profits. In Goochland, as in other areas of Virginia, many planters switched to growing wheat and mixed crops.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 290 square miles (750 km2), of which 281 square miles (730 km2) is land and 8 square miles (21 km2) (2.9%) is water. Goochland County is drained by the James River. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goochland_County,_Virginia