Hanover County is located in the east-central Piedmont and Coastal Plain areas of Virginia, between the Chickahominy and Pamunkey Rivers. It is approximately 90 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 12 miles north of Richmond. It is a part of the greater Richmond metropolitan area. The County land area is 471 square miles and is bordered by the Counties of Caroline, King William, New Kent, Henrico, Goochland, Spotsylvania and Louisa. There is one incorporated town in the County, which is the town of Ashland.
Hanover's contemporary life is that of a vibrant rural and suburban locality. It has two interstate highways, I-95 and I-295, which are among the busiest in the eastern United States. The County has a population of approximately 97,500. This includes those residing in the Town of Ashland, an authentic railroad town. Trains still rumble through the center of town, past Randolph-Macon College, lovely Victorian homes, and various shops. Randolph-Macon College is the oldest Methodist College in the United States.
See also, the Hanover County Community Profile.
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