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Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Ettrick is approximately 5,290 (1990), 6682 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,599 (1990), 1551 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ettrick is 7.732 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.105 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ettrick to Washington DC is 117 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 20 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ettrick is positioned 37.24 degrees north of the equator and 77.42 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

The village was born from a tract of land owned by Neil Buchanan A Scottish immigrant from Ettrick in Selkirk, Scotland in the mid-1700's. He named his property Ettrick Banks. Mills soon sprang up along the Appomatttox River.

Having begun the retreat from Petersburg and crossing the Appomattox River over Campbell's Bridge into Ettrick, General Lee's troops began their journey to Appomattox Courthouse. The village is situated between two railroad lines - the Norfolk and Western and the Atlantic Coastline - both still operating.
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Ettrick is an unincorporated area of Chesterfield County.

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