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Goochland County Economic Development

Goochland’s Economic Development office (1800 Sandy Hook Road) has been a hive of activity in recent years, with numerous large-scale projects either completed or nearing completion. Director Matt Ryan can be reached at (804) 556-5862.

Fire and rescue

Goochland County Fire-EMS Chief Bill MacKay oversees the operation of the six different stations providing fire and rescue services to Goochland County, stations that are currently staffed by a team Chief Bill of both volunteer MacKay and paid personnel. For more information on the different stations, and the critical role Goochland first responders play, visit

Goochland Cares

Formerly known as Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services, Goochland Cares is located at 2999 River Road West. The organization, which recently moved into its brand new facility, offers critical programs ranging from domestic violence services, emergency housing, a clothes closet, and a food pantry. Goochland Cares can be reached at (804) 5566260 or

Health Department

The Goochland County Health Department provides many critical services for Goochland residents, including routine immunizations to children and adults, a supplemental food program for Women Infants and Children; and TB screening. The county’s Environmental Health Department inspects restaurants and handles food establishments, and other miscellaneous complaints. For more information, contact the department at (804) 556-5843. For information on the WIC Program, call (804) 365-4335.


In the event of an emergency, tune to 1610 AM for local information.

James River

One of the county’s most treasured CONTRIBUTED PHOTO assets, the James River offers opportunities for boating, fishing and simply Goochland has plenty of interesting people and places, including resident Howard Mayo’s amazing museum dediwhiling away a relaxing afternoon.

cated to the history of tobacco.


Looking to hit the water? Goochland’s Tucker Park on Route 522 provides a dedicated canoe and kayak launch spot on the James River.

Land development

Goochland has seen a boom in development over the past several years, both in the commercial sector – including the West Creek business park—and in residential projects. Mosaic at West Creek, a 500-plus home development that will be the county’s largest once completed, was recently given the go-ahead.

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September 21-23 8am-6pm In 1992, the first Field Day of the Past show started as a fundraiser for the local fire department. Since then, we have grown to a three day show and have given


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Goochland County Meetings

Most government meetings in Goochland—including those of the Board of Supervisors (BOS) and the Planning Commission--are held at the County Administration Building, located at 1800 Sandy Hook Road. The BOS meets on the on the first Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and the Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.


Looking for the latest Goochland news and information? The Gazette has you covered! For over 60 years, the Gazette has worked to provide the best local news to Goochland residents, in print every Thursday, online ( and on Facebook. Do you have news to share? Contact editor Roslyn Ryan at (804) 339-7956, or by e-mail at rryan@


Sunrise as seen near the Route 522 bridge that connects Goochland and Powhatan.


From the Goochland-Powhatan Masters Gardeners to the Goochland Lions Club to Habitat for Humanity, Goochland is home to dozens of active service organizations where residents can find other committed volunteers. For a comprehensive list, visit Community-Organizations.

Planning Commission

Goochland’s Planning Commission is a five-member board charged with offering recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on planning matters. Each Planning Commissioner is appointed by the Supervisors for a two-year term.

Quality of Life

As it has been noted again and again by county leadership, preserving the quality of life many Goochland residents enjoy remains priority number one. To that end, all decisions concerning growth and development of the county are required to be made with the goal of preserving the county’s rural character..

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Goochlanders enjoy a wealth of public recreational facilities, including The Goochland Sports Complex (1800 Sandy Hook Rd), Hidden Rock Park (1920 Hidden Rock Lane), Matthews


Goochland County Public School superintendant Dr. Jeremy Raley leads a division that is consistently recognized as one on the best in the state. Schools include Goochland High School, Goochland Middle, Byrd Elementary, Goochland Elementary, and Randolph Elementary.


The Goochland County Treasurer’s office offers several convenient options for payments, including paying online at www.; paying in person at the Treasurer’s Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. and 5p.m. (excluding holidays) with check, money order, cash or see A to Z, pg. 7 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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Park (5399 Matthews Road) and the newly renovated Central High School Cultural and Educational Complex (2748 Dogtown Road).

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Goochland County Business Locator

Business Locator Bella Sicilia 2913 River Road West, Ste. A/B Goochland, VA 23063

Classic Comfort

Sandy Hook Fife

1731 Douthit Ct., Ste. D Powhatan, Virginia 23139


Eccoti Restaurant 1940 Sandy Hook Rd., Ste. A Goochland, VA 23063



Field Day of the Past 1741 Ashland Rd. Rockville, Virginia 23146


Goochland Chamber of Commerce



2913 D River Road West Goochland, VA 23063

Goochland County Parks and Recreation



1800 Sandy Hook Rd. Goochland, 23063


Goochland Pharmacy 1956 Sandy Hook Rd. Goochland, Virginia 23063


Piedmont Smoke House 2030 Broad Street Rd. Maidens, Virginia 23102

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2921 River Road West Goochland, Virginia, 23063

Vintage Antique Shack 4140 Anderson Hwy. Powhatan, VA 23139

W.T. Curtis & Sons 2381 Camelback Rd. Maidens, Virginia 23102

The Willow Antiques 2031 Broad Street Rd. Maidens, Virginia 23102




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Bella Sicilia 2913 River Rd W Ste A Goochland, VA 23063 (804) 556-0137

Lola’s Farmhouse Bistro 1840 Manakin Rd Manakin Sabot, VA (804) 784-2000

Brother’s Italian Restaurant McDonald’s 1299 Broad Street Rd Oilville, VA 23129

Chef Lee Chinese Restaurant 2720 Fairground Rd Goochland, VA 23063 (804) 556-2211

China King Restaurant 1940 Sandy Hook Rd Goochland, VA 23063 (804) 556-9700

Courthouse Market 2962 River Rd W Goochland, VA 23063 (804) 556-9030

Eccoti Restaurant 1940 Sandy Hook Rd Goochland, VA 23063 (804) 556-0497

Goochland Restaurant 2966 River Rd W Goochland, VA 23063 (804) 556-9990

Hardee’s 1945 Sandy Hook Rd Goochland, VA 23063 (804) 556-6741

Hickory Notch Grill 2031 Broad Street Rd Maidens, VA 23102 (804) 556-2742

JJ’s Fresh Seafood 1606 Hockett Rd, Manakin Sabot, VA (804) 380-1866

Kahlo’s 1940 Sandy Hook Rd Goochland, VA 23063 (804) 556-0074

22 Broad Street Rd, Manakin Sabot, VA 23103 (804) 784-2935

Piedmont Smokehouse 2030 Broad Street Rd Maidens, VA 23102 (804) 972-4070

Portico Restaurant 12506 River Rd Richmond, VA 23238 (804) 784-4800

Rocco’s Pizza 1930 Sandy Hook Rd Goochland, VA 23063 (804) 556-3434

Satterwhite’s Restaurant 116 Broad Street Rd Manakin Sabot, VA 23103 (804) 784-1994

Subway 2732 Fairground Rd Goochland, VA 23063 (804) 556-9191

Sunset Grill 1601 Hockett Rd Manakin Sabot, VA 23103 (804) 784-4500

Tanglewood Ordinary Restaurant 2210 River Rd W Maidens, VA 23102 (804) 556-3284

The Pickel Barrel 12912 Plaza Dr Goochland, VA (804) 708-0166


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2018 Destination Goochland  

A note to our readers: If you want to talk about Goochland County strictly by the numbers, it isn’t too difficult to do. You can look at the...

2018 Destination Goochland  

A note to our readers: If you want to talk about Goochland County strictly by the numbers, it isn’t too difficult to do. You can look at the...