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RICHMOND AREA RESEARCH GUIDE: Home
Links and resources about the Richmond area, including local government, history, culture, etc.
From the push to remove Confederate statues to big shifts in healthcare and energy policy, the Old Dominion is changing; fair and tough reporting on the policy and politics that affect all of us as Virginians is more important than ever. The Mercury aims to bring a fresh perspective to coverage of the state’s biggest issues.
In addition to historical documents about the state, it also holds information specific to the Richmond area, including:City/County Information: City Directories, History narratives, Complete run of Richmond phonebooks, City Magazines, City/County Records
Large-scale plans of Virginia cities and towns, created to assist fire insurance companies assess the risk associated with insuring a particular property
Map information includes data such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. ; Full-text digital maps; 1867-1970