Henrico County, Virginia 1810 Census
Henrico County, Virginia 1810 Census.
This is the first surviving census for Henrico, since both the 1790 and 1800 censuses have been lost. A complete index is included for easy access. Henrico's initial settlement dated from the 1610s when it was part of the initial expansion from the Jamestown colony; by the 1810s it contained a number of large plantations with a heavy slave population, as well as a growing mining industry; the county's location adjacent to the new state capital of Richmond gave it added importance. In all, the census record covers 974 households, many of whom had roots in the county dating far back into the colonial era.