Goochland, Virginia

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Goochland
Census-designated place (CDP)
Goochland is located in Virginia
Goochland
Goochland
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 37°41′4″N 77°53′7″W / 37.68444°N 77.88528°W / 37.68444; -77.88528Coordinates: 37°41′4″N 77°53′7″W / 37.68444°N 77.88528°W / 37.68444; -77.88528
Country United States
State Virginia
County Goochland
Population (2010)
 • Total 861
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Goochland is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Goochland County, Virginia, United States.[1] The population as of the 2010 Census was 861.[2] The community is also known as Goochland Courthouse or by an alternative spelling, Goochland Court House. It derives its name from the fact that the community is the location of the county's court house.

Notable people[edit]

  • Carl Gordon (1932-2010), actor best known for appearing on the Fox TV series Roc.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

A fictionalized, larger version of Goochland is depicted in the "Escape from Goochland" episode of The Cleveland Show, as the home of Stoolbend's arch-rival high school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ Virginia Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-06-08.
  3. ^ Fox, Margalit. "Carl Gordon, a Late-Blooming Actor, Dies at 78", The New York Times, July 23, 2010. Accessed July 23, 2010.