About Richmond VA.
Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia which is among America’s oldest major cities. It was founded by Patrick Henry, who was well-known for declaring “Give me liberty or give me death” phrase at its St. John’s Church in 1775 that lead to the Revolutionary War.
Located at the fall line of the James River, 44 miles west of Williamsburg, 66 miles east of Charlottesville, and 98 miles south of Washington, D.C., and surrounded by Henrico and Chesterfield counties. Major suburbs include Midlothian to the southwest, Glen Allen to the north and west, Short Pump to the west and Mechanicsville to the northeast.
Richmond's economy is primarily driven by law, finance, and government, with federal, state, and local governmental agencies, as well as notable legal and banking firms, located in the downtown area. The city is home to both the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, one of 13 United States courts of appeals, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, one of 12 Federal Reserve Banks. Dominion Resources and MeadWestvaco, Fortune 500 companies, are headquartered in the city, with others in the metropolitan area.
The White House of the Confederacy is the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War has now became a museum in the Court End which is a neighbourhood known for Federal-style mansions.