Chester is located in Chesterfield County
and is bounded by the cities of Richmond, Petersburg, Hopewell and Colonial
Heights. Situated between the James and Appomattox Rivers, Chester is rich in
history and outdoor experiences.
what it was like when the first English settlers moved to America by taking a
trip to Henricus
Historical Park. Established in 1611 by Sir Thomas Dale, Henricus was the
second successful English city in the New World. It was built along the James
River on land inhabited by the Appomattocks tribe, where Pocahontas grew up.
Harsh battles were fought when the English first arrived in America. It was the
marriage between Pocahontas and John Rolfe that helped bring a peaceful
coexistence between the two warring factions.
Be sure to visit the R. Garland Dodd Park
at Point of Rocks. This 176-acre park features several athletic facilities
and a diverse natural area. Athletic and picnic areas are concentrated in the
upper areas of the park, and access to the lower areas is provided by a system
of trails including a floating boardwalk through a freshwater tidal marsh. This
area also has historical significance, as the land was the southern end of the
Union position during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. Remnants of Union
earthworks can be seen along the park road and trails.