Historic New Kent in Central Virginia is an area that is rich with history with the benefits of modern-day accessibility. New Kent is one of the oldest and most charming counties in Virginia, and was first mentioned in the records of the General Assembly in the year of 1654. The settlers were of English stock and the County was named for Kent in England. Land grants to the early settlers along the rivers led to large plantations and palatial manor houses, fostering a way of life long associated with our colonial era.
New Kent's roads, leading from Richmond to Williamsburg are among the oldest in America. Over them have marched French, British, Revolutionary, Confederate and Union armies. Today's Interstate 64 makes it a convenient 20 to 25 minute drive to either Richmond or Williamsburg. Those living in New Kent boast of the beautiful greenery and captivating villages located within the county.
Today the rich history lives on through Rochambeau Estates, one of the newest residential developments within New Kent with reminiscent ties to the Revolutionary War. General Rochambeau was a French nobleman who was Commander-in-Chief of the French Expeditionary Force that aided us in gaining our independence from Great Britain. Participating in both the Seige of Yorktown and the Battle of the Chesapeake, General Rochambeau played a direct role in accepting the British surrender and American victory.
The newly-established Rochambeau Estates highlights the beauty of New Kent County with spacious and quiet lots. This lends itself towards private living while still delighting in the charming community. NK Homes is developing Rochambeau Estates and specializes in the finest quality craftsman and traditional elevation style homes. To learn more about NK Homes and their dedication to excellence or to inquire about living in Rochambeau Estates, visit them online at NKHomesofVA.com.
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