The Chesterfield Historical Society

 of Virginia

CHesterfield County Sheriff'S Exhibit

Sheriff ExhibitPreserving the Sheriff Department History:  In the fall of 2016, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office (SO) contacted the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) to inquiry if they would assist them in creating a History Museum Exhibit at the main Courthouse.  During the Spring of 2017, several local business leaders came forward and donated funds foSheriff's Courthouse Exhibitr the SO History Project and SO began collecting items (e.g. display cases, artifacts and replica artifacts).  The first five display cases were ordered in the Fall of 2017 and CHSV Board of Directors took a tour of this small exhibit on July 19, 2018. By  2019, four (4) new cabinets were purchased and over 100 more items (artifacts and/or replica artifacts) were added to the collection. CHSV’s fundraising account for the SO History Project officially ended on August 8, 2019, however it was not until October 2019 that all nine (9) display cases were completed complete with items on display and information placard.  The exhibit is avaliable for Public View.  Please Note: Entering the Chesterfield County Courthouse requires strict security procedures. Follow the established guidelines posted at the main entrance. The Sheriff’s Office will verbally screen all individuals entering the courthouse for COVID-19 illness symptoms. (Click on Photographs for a larger view)



New CourthouseVisit the newest Chesterfield Courthouse.  Chesterfield County’s central location is just south of Virginia’s capital, Richmond, and is convenient to interstates 95, 85 and 64. Colonial Williamsburg is just an hour away by vehicle, as are theme parks Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens. Within two hours, motorists can reach Washington, D.C., the Virginia coast or the Blue Ridge Mountains. Less than three hours away are North Carolina’s Outer Banks and the Raleigh-Durham area.