Where to find records of those who lived in Henrico County, Virginia during the 1600s

Henrico County was the second settlement in the Virginia Colony. It was established in 1634 as one of the eight original shires or counties. The county was named for Henry, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of King James I of England.

Sir Thomas Dale was the first explorer to leave Jamestown and establish an upriver settlement on a peninsula on the north side of the river, called Farrar’s Island. Sir Thomas called the settlement Henricus. The town was fortified and was substantially…



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