Hanover County was formed by action of the Virginia General Assembly on November 26, 1720. In 2020, the County will be celebrating its 300th birthday.
A citizens committee appointed by the Board of Supervisors is planning the 300th birthday celebration in 2020.
Multiple events during the year, both existing events and potentially new ‘signature’ events, will celebrate the birthday. These will include an event at Patrick Henry's Scotchtown in May 2020, Ashland's Strawberry Faire, the Hanover Tomato Festival, and a culminating celebration at Hanover Courthouse in the late fall of next year. This page will be updated when specific dates are established.
Highlights of Hanover County’s rich history can be read here.
You can help finance this celebration with donations, which will be tax-deductible. Financial support and volunteers will be needed and partnerships will be sought with many local organizations and businesses. Here's a form to sign up to volunteer.
To contact a staff person to get information about the celebration or find out how you can help, e-mail [email protected]