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Prince George County Virginia




Prince George County administrative offices are located at 6602 Courts Drive, Prince George, VA 23875; phone: 504-722-8600.

Community Profile [2]

Prince George County is centrally located in southeastern Virginia. This 266 square mile county is bordered on the north by the James River and the west by the Appomattox River. The cities of Petersburg and Colonial Heights constitute the southwest border and Hopewell forms the northeast border. Prince George County is ideally situated on Interstates 95 and 295 and provides ready access to all major East Coast and Sunbelt markets.

Prince George County is 25 miles southeast of Richmond and 130 miles south of Washington, D.C. The Port of Hampton Roads is 90 miles southeast.

The county is located within the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).

Prince George County and the metropolitan area offer a variety of historical, cultural and recreational opportunities. For the Civil War enthusiast there is the Petersburg National Battlefield Park, Pamplin Park, the Siege Museum, the Museum of the Confederacy, the US Quartermaster Museum (Fort Lee) and the US Army Women's Museum (Fort Lee) and the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Other historical sites in the area include six James River Plantations, homes of presidents and historical notables.

Cultural attractions in the area include the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which displays an extensive collection of world art; the Science Museum of Virginia, which features a computer center, Imax/Omnimax space theater and numerous permanent and traveling exhibitions; and the Valentine Museum, where decorative arts and exhibitions on the social and political history of the area are displayed. Other cultural activities include theatrical performances by ten area production companies and scheduled national touring productions; musical performances by the Virginia Opera and the Petersburg and Richmond Symphonies; and performances by the Richmond Ballet and the Concert Ballet of Virginia.

Recreational opportunities are also plentiful in the Prince George County area. The James and Appomattox Rivers offer fishing, boating, and water skiing activities. Several marinas are located on the Appomattox River. Pocahontas State Park in nearby Chesterfield County offers hiking, ball fields, picnic facilities, and three lakes for swimming, boating, and fishing. Prince George County also has two county owned and operated parks which offer walking trails, ball fields, tennis courts, and picnic facilities. During the hunting season, Prince George forests yield many deer, turkey and small game.

  1. Prince Georges County Virginia, Community Profile, www.YesVirginia.org, accessed July, 2018.
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