Some residents refer to Charles City as “the garden spot of the universe.”
Needless-to-say they consider it a great place to live. Most of the county is undeveloped, and the population numbers about 7,000 residents. The courthouse area constitutes the county center. Schools
, government offices
, a bank, doctor’s office and post office are all located there. Four country stores sell food and gas. The Roxbury Industrial Park is home to a number of small and medium-sized businesses. The Sheriff’s Department
and the Virginia State Police
provide law enforcement. The Charles City County Volunteer Fire Department (804-829-9228) and the Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad
provide emergency services. Volunteers provide a number of other services and activities. Local Houses of Worship constitute important networks for communicating with county residents. Bus service by appointment is provided by Bay Transit (804-966-7650). The New Kent * Charles City Chronicle
(804-843-4181) is the bi-monthly local paper. The Richmond Times Dispatch
provides home delivery to Charles City addresses.
If you are new to the county and have questions please contact us.