What Are a Few Facts About Mechanicsville, Virginia?


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Mechanicsville, Virginia, originated in 1836 when a group of settlers from Ohio, Pennsylvania and other eastern states settled about a mile and a half northwest of the current city. In 1847, the settlement established its first post office and came to be known as Pioneer Grove.

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Mechanicsville and its surrounding areas were the site of a number of battles fought during the American Civil War. Major battles fought in the vicinity include the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek, the Battle of Gaines' Mill and the Battle of Cold Harbor.

Mechanicsville is located in the central eastern part of the state. It is comprised of 28.5 square miles and has a population of approximately 36,000. The city is the birth place of notable singer and songwriter Jason Mraz and several other music artists.

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