Introduction to Mechanicsville, Virginia
Mechanicsville, Virginia is 6 miles NE of Richmond, Virginia (center to center) and 89 miles NW of Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is in Hanover county. The town is part of the Richmond - Petersburg metro area. The population of Mechanicsville is 30,464.
Mechanicsville has been associated with a few major battles during the American Civil War. The first was the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek. It started on June 26, 1862, towards the east of Mechanicsville. This was the second in a series of battles known as the Seven Days Battles, which were fought during the American Civil War. The third battle, of the Seven Days Battles, was the Battle of Gaines' Mill which also took place east of Mechanicsville. The Battle of Cold Harbor was the other major battle fought near Mechanicsville.
Mechanicsville and nearby Attractions
- Old Hickory Commercial Park
- Rural Point
- Cold Harbor Village Shopping Center
- Westhaven Lake
- Opossum Creek
- Historic Polegreen Church
Things To Do In Mechanicsville
Since a number of important battles of the American Civil War were fought near Mechanicsville, the area has several historic sites and museums which take visitors into that era. In addition, Richmond, which is a few miles away, has a number of interesting attractions including parks, gardens, museums, historic sites, and monuments.
Richmond International Airport is nearby.
Mechanicsville Higher Education
The nearest centers for higher education include Virginia Commonwealth University, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, and University of Richmond.