Henrico announces plans to buy Wilton Farm

Henrico County officials announced plans to buy the historic Wilton Farm property on the James River in Varina for a variety of potential future uses, including a park with 2.8 miles of river frontage, economic development, schools and a history museum. Board of Supervisors Chairman and Varina District representative Tyrone E. Nelson and County Manager John A. Vithoulkas announced the purchase Sept. 19 in a news conference at the farm in eastern Henrico. The county intends to work with the community to develop a master plan to guide future decisions about the 1,184-acre property off Osborne Turnpike and near the Pocahontas Parkway (state Route 895).


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