Montpelier, Hanover County, Virginia

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Montpelier, Hanover County,
Virginia
Unincorporated community
Montpelier is located in Virginia
Montpelier
Montpelier
Montpelier is located in the US
Montpelier
Montpelier
Coordinates: 37°49′17″N 77°41′04″W / 37.82139°N 77.68444°W / 37.82139; -77.68444Coordinates: 37°49′17″N 77°41′04″W / 37.82139°N 77.68444°W / 37.82139; -77.68444
Country United States
State Virginia
County Hanover
Area
 • Total 77 sq mi (200 km2)
 • Land 76 sq mi (200 km2)
 • Water 1 sq mi (3 km2)
Elevation 335 ft (102 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,067
 • Density 88/sq mi (34/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 804
GNIS feature ID 1495961[1]

Montpelier is an unincorporated community in Hanover County in the central region of the U.S. state of Virginia. Montpelier is on U.S. Route 33, which was long named as "the Mountain Road" between Richmond and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The community is located midway between Richmond and President James Madison's home "Montpelier", and may have been named for the famous estate, which is a tourist attraction. Montpelier now has a shopping center with a Food Lion, 24-hour fitness, Domino's Pizza, a Subway, and a CVS Pharmacy.

Formerly consisting primarily of farmland and a small business district, today Montpelier serves as a bedroom community for many residents who commute to jobs in large metropolitan areas such as Richmond. Professional wrestler Mickie James was born in Montpeiler.

The Montpelier Historic District, Oakland, and Sycamore Tavern are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montpelier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.

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