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Henrico County

Henrico County is located within Virginia and is one of the oldest political subdivisions in Virginia. Henrico was the scene of the second settlement in the colony and was established in 1634 as one of the eight original shires or counties. The county was named for Henry, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of King James I of England.

Power in Size

Henrico County stretches op to two-hundred and forty five square miles.

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Henrico is home to three hundred and fourteen thousand nine hundred and thirty-two citizens, living in a more rural area. Here, citizens can find themselves working a variety of jobs including technicians, construction workers, law enforcement as a teacher or staff of one of Henrico County's public schools.

The System of Henrico County

Henrico's government works similar to the National system with powers divided into three branches. The County Manager acts as the executive of the county where the Board of Supervisors acts as the judicial branch. District Courts act as the legislative branch for Henrico County.