Chesterfield: Rich in History, Just Right for Today
Founded back in 1749, Chesterfield County was named after England's famed Lord Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, a man widely known for his manners and wit. The area's history goes back even farther than its urbane namesake, however--it's also home to Henricus Historical Park, which commemorates the second successful English city in the New World, established in 1611. Today, Chesterfield is all grown up, yet still changing with the times, offering easy access to the many conveniences of metropolitan Richmond as well as more rustic pleasures like a simple hike in the woods. Make some of your own history here, too.