Beaverdam, Virginia

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Beaverdam, Virginia
Unincorporated community
Beaverdam, Virginia is located in Virginia
Beaverdam, Virginia
Beaverdam, Virginia
Coordinates: 37°56′29″N 77°39′16″W / 37.94139°N 77.65444°W / 37.94139; -77.65444Coordinates: 37°56′29″N 77°39′16″W / 37.94139°N 77.65444°W / 37.94139; -77.65444
Country United States
State Virginia
County Hanover
Elevation 285 ft (87 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 804
GNIS feature ID 1492536[1]

Beaverdam is a small unincorporated community in Hanover County in the central region of the U.S. state of Virginia. The community was named from the beaver dams in the area.[2]

It is the location of four historic locations listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Scotchtown, a residence of Patrick Henry, the Beaverdam Depot, Dewberry, and Trinity Church.[3][4] It was also the childhood home of Thomas Nelson Page, a notable author and American diplomat in the 20th century. Consisting primarily of farmland, today it is an outlying suburb of Richmond. The railroad still passes through, operated by the Buckingham Branch Railroad, a Virginia-based short line railroad.

Beaverdam Elementary School of Hanover County Public Schools celebrated their centennial anniversary in 2006.

The former New York Jet, Damien Woody, lives here.


  1. ^ "Montpelier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Dyson, Cathy (July 20, 2003). "History and legend unlock origins of unusual names". The Free Lance-Star. pp. A7. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Historic Resources Planning Department". Hanover County, Virginia. Archived from the original on 7 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 

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