Chesterfield County, VA
Established May 25, 1749, Chesterfield County has an area of 437 mi². It's located in central Virginia. The James River and Appomattox River define the majority of Chesterfield's borders. With 348,556 residents, Chesterfield is the fourth most populous county in Virginia. The county seat is located in Chesterfield, which is notably known for its Church of Saint Mary, as well the crooked spire of All Saints.
Fairfax County, VA
Established in 1742, the county seat for Fairfax County is located in Fairfax the city, which is also known for being home to George Washingtons’ estate at Mount Vernon. The area experiences on average 43 inches of rain, 19 inches of snow, and 199 days of sunshine per year. Fairfax County is located in northern Virginia and encompasses an area of 406 mi². It is the most populous county in the state with a population of 1,150,795 - as of 2018.
Henrico County, VA
Henrico is one of the oldest counties in the United States - established in 1634. It was named for the Citie of Henricus, an establishment that dates back to 1611 and was situated on Farrar Island. Located in east-central Virginia, Henrico County encompasses 245 mi². It is the fifth most populous county in the state with a population of 329,261. Richmond is the the county seat, as well as the state capital.
Loudoun County, VA
Loudon County has a population of 406,850. It's located in northern Virginia and spans 521 mi². The county seat is located in Leesburg, which is known for being home to George C. Marshall, the architect of The Marshall Plan: the plan that helped rebuild Europe after World War II. Loudon County was established in 1757.
Prince William County, VA
Prince William County is located in northern Virginia along the Potomac River and covers 348 mi². It is the second most populous county. Established in 1731 with the county seat being located in Manassas, which is known as the location of the first major land battle of the American Civil War - First Battle of Bull Run.