1607

First permanent English settlement established at Jamestown

1611

Henrico Parish founded

1619

1700

1741

1742

1756-1763

1772

1775

1775-1781

1776

1780

1781

1782

1785

1786

1788

1790

Virginia first General Assembly convened in Jamestown

William Byrd II establishes town of Richmond

Church constructed as part of Henrico Parish

Town of Richmond chartered; population ~200. 

French and Indian War or Seven Years War

Vestry votes to enlarge church by 40 feet on the north

First Virginia Convention held at Raleigh Tavern in Williamsburg

Population of Richmond 600

Patrick Henry delivers “Give me liberty or give me death” speech at Second Virginia Convention held at Henrico Parish church in March

Third Virginia Convention held at Henrico Parish church in July

Revolutionary War

Patrick Henry elected first Governor of Virginia

Richmond becomes capital of Virginia

Benedict Arnold invades Richmond and quarters troops in church

Richmond incorporated as a city

St. John’s Church is organized as an Episcopal Church

Statute for Religious Freedom passed in Virginia

Virginia Ratifying Convention of 1788 convenes in Richmond to declare ratification of U.S.. Constitution. U. S. Constitution ratified

Population of Richmond 3,761