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Richmond Fun Facts

Richmond Virginia Fun Facts


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Pres. of city council
William Pantele
How many city council members?
The original inhabitants of Richmond
Powhatan Indians
When was Richmond founded, and when did it become capital
founded-1737, capital-1779
Primary shopping area
The"Avenue" corner of Libbie and Grove
Which way does James River flow through Richmond?
Why is Church Hill called the birth place of Richmond?
First Historic district and original 32 blocks of Richmond were built there
How many houses of worship?
Over 1,000
Latitude/longitude location
37 degrees N, 77 degrees W
Largest ethnic group
African American (60%)
Metropolitan Richmond area includes:
Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, and Hanover
2 historic attractions in Windsor Farms:
Virginia House and Agecroft Hall
"Father of Richmond"
William Byrd 2nd
What are the two major interstate highways?
I-64(E toW) I-95(N to S)
Three known Universities:
VCU, VUU, and UR
Why is it called the "fan"
because the further west you travel the more streets are added-creating a fan shape
Boundaries of "fan":
starts at Monroe Park and ends at the Boulevard
City flower
Who drew the first map of Richmond?
"William Mayo"
Square miles
62.5 square miles
How was Winsor Farms designed?
English Village- patterns on houses, no "block feeling", and names of the streets
Where are we located?
Grove Ave.(north), Cary Street(south), Three Chopt Road(west), and Maple Ave.(east)
What end is St.Catherine's on?
West End
about 200,000
Douglas Wilder
What important role did Richmond play during the Civil War?
Capital of the Confederacy
Who discovered Richmond and when?
"Captain Christopher Newport" in 1607

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