City of Richmond Virginia and environs (1925)

Feb 4, 2024 | by

As I’ve begun looking at the area through a more specific lens, I keep getting echoes of the 1914, 1942, and 1970 annexations that grew South Richmond from Manchester out to what we know of the city today. More on that as I can process it, today let’s start with some maps.

The city has a super useful zoomable & scrollable map of the annexations online, but one of the all time most beautiful maps of Richmond is the apparently hand-colored “City of Richmond Virginia and environs” by the Department of Public Works from 1925.

This map lists years of annexation, population of Richmond at the time of annexation, area annexed, and the total area annexed by the city for the nine annexations completed since 1742.

2 thoughts on “City of Richmond Virginia and environs (1925)”

  1. Hi Mark,

    Great work, thank you!

    I didn’t spell it out in the post above, but the text and images do link to the LVA Virginia Memory site. I do strive to make sure that credit is given and sources are cited.

    I’ve always *loved* this map. I’ve got a framed copy that I picked up when the LVA had them for sale 15 years ago or so.

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