Ashland-Mechanicsville, Virginia - Facts & Figures
The area now occupied by Ashland and Mechanicsville, Virginia was settled by the English in the 1600s. The towns are full of history, particularly since they are the sites of several battles during the Civil War. The battles of Beaver Dam Creek, Cold Harbor and Gaines' Mill were all fought on Ashland/Mechanicsville soil. Today, the towns have a combined population of over 43,000 but maintain their past through historical societies and preserved landmarks. Notable places include the Rural Plains Shelton House, Richmond National Battlefield Park and the Old Mechanicsville windmill.
- Population: 43,580
- Industries: Retail trade; Construction; Manufacturing; Accommodation and food services; Administrative and support and waste management services; Public administration; Transportation and warehousing
- Area Codes: 804
- Zip Codes: 23005, 23111, 23116
- Surrounding Cities: Richmond, VA; Washington, DC; Glen Allen, VA; Wyndham, VA; Laurel, VA; Chamberlayne, VA; Lakeside, VA; Dumbarton, VA; Short Pump, VA; Mechanicsville, VA