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Location and Transportation

Powhatan is conveniently located in the Central Piedmont region of Virginia, between the James and the Appomattox rivers. From here it is no more than a couple hours drive to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Washington, D.C. or the ocean at Virginia Beach. Just minutes off Route 60 west of Richmond, Powhatan is within easy reach of Route 288, the state capital’s “Outer Belt.” Route 522 (north-south) provides access to U.S. 60 and Interstate 64, conveniently leading to points east and west. I-95 north to Washington D.C. and the eastern Seaboard and I-85 south to Raleigh and Atlanta all connect in nearby Richmond.

Air passengers have plenty of options, as well. Nearby Richmond International Airport is modern and well equipped, with direct service to many locations and connecting flights to destinations worldwide. Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport, both servicing the Washington, D.C. area, are true gateways to the world.

Central Virginia is linked to the worldwide business economy by excellent air and water cargo shipping options. Richmond’s airport has one of the fastest-growing air cargo facilities in the nation and is served by all the large air-cargo carriers, including FedEx, UPS and Airborne Express/DHL.

Chesterfield County Airport, located 12 miles south of Richmond, is a general aviation airport servicing business and recreational flyers.

The Richmond Deepwater Terminal, located nearby on the James River, provides convenient shipping. The Port of Hampton Roads, 130 miles southeast, has one of the world’s largest natural deep-water harbors and is one of the leading shipping ports on the Atlantic Seaboard. More than 75 shipping lines sail into Hampton Roads, with cargo going to more than 330 ports of call throughout the world.

Rail freight is linked within the County through the Norfolk-Southern Railway System.

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