Powhatan County

Powhatan County, Virginia

PO Box 37
Powhatan, VA 23139
Phone: (804) 598-5660
Fax: (804) 598-5608
www.powhatanva.com

In east-central VA, west of Richmond; organized May 5, 1777 from Cumberland and Chesterfield counties. Name Origin: For chief Powhatan (c.1550-1618), the leader of a confederacy of 32 tribes, whose Indian name was Wahunsonacock; father of Pocahontas (c.1595-1617). Name is believed to mean 'falls in a current of water' or 'at the falls.'

Area (sq mi):: 262.40 (land 261.28; water 1.12) Population per square mile: 101.80
Population 2005: 26,598 State rank: 61 Population change: 2000-20005 18.90%; 1990-2000 46.00% Population 2000: 22,377 (White 81.00%; Black or African American 16.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 36.80
Income 2000: per capita $24,104; median household $53,992; Population below poverty level: 5.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,169-$27,273
Unemployment (2004): 2.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 34.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 76.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Two battery systems totaling 12 megawatts at the Scott Solar facility in Powhatan County will demonstrate how batteries can store energy generated from solar panels during periods of high production and release energy during periods when load is high or solar generation is low.
In the future, the county plans to ultimately withdraw 30 MGD (already permitted), Cumberland County will be able to withdraw up to 7 MGD, and Powhatan County will be able to withdraw up to 10 MGD.
Jenkins reported the sexual abuse allegations to the Powhatan County Department of Social Services, who in turn reported the allegations to the police.
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The company now has over USD1.3bn post the merger, C&F Bank has over USD1.3 billion in total assets with 25 full service banking offices from Powhatan County through the Richmond Metropolitan area and along Interstate 64 to Hampton.
Following the completion of the transaction, the enlarged bank has more than USD1.3bn (EUR940m) in total assets and 25 full service branches reaching from Powhatan County through the Richmond Metropolitan area to Hampton, C&F said.
CVB is the parent of Central Virginia Bank, a 40-year old community bank with approximately USD 376m in assets as of June 30, 2013, and with its headquarters and main office in Powhatan County, and six additional branch offices including two branches in the adjacent County of Cumberland, three branches in western Chesterfield County, and one branch in western Henrico County.
Central Virginia Bankshares Inc is the parent of Central Virginia Bank, a USD479m community bank with its headquarters and main office in Powhatan County, and six additional branch offices; two branches in the adjacent County of Cumberland, three branches in western Chesterfield County, and one branch in western Henrico County.
The Mathematica study--which focused on abstinence education in Powhatan County, Va.; Clarksdale, Miss.; Milwaukee, Wisc.; and Miami--involved more than 2,000 youth from 1999 to 2006, when the participants had reached their mid to late teens.
Assisting this initiative, Virginia's Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) helped the commission purchase excess state-owned land in Powhatan County, adjacent to Virginia's Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center.
Currently, only 51% of households in Powhatan County have access to fixed broadband offering speeds above 3Megabit per second (Mbps).