Ever heard of Lord Cornwallis or General Lafayette? Come explore the same
beautiful county they did. Goochland County was formed from Henrico County and
was named after Sir William Gooch, the Royal Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
during 1727. It is home to Thomas Jefferson’s estate Elkhill and many more
beautiful and historic plantations and churches including Tuckahoe Plantation
and Byrd Presbyterian Church.
Wish to travel
even further back in time? How about visiting the historic Three Chop Trail, a
Native American trail, which runs through much of the county. This county is
not only filled with a history to learn about, but a history to feel and
experience for yourself. Need something a little more modern? Visit between
March and October and come see a double feature at the Goochland Drive-In for
that retro feeling and great family friendly atmosphere.