Richmond is the capital city of the Commonwealth of . It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area and the .

Landmarks in the Area

Virginia Commonwealth University is a public research university in . is situated 1¼ miles northwest of Richmond. Photo: Will Weaver, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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The Virginia State Capitol is the seat of state government of the Commonwealth of Virginia, located in , the third capital city of the U.S. state of . Photo: Anderskev, CC BY 3.0.

The Edgar Allan Poe Museum, or the Poe Museum, is a museum located in the neighborhood of , , , dedicated to American writer Edgar Allan Poe. Photo: Albrecht Conz, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, or VMFA, is an art museum in , in the United States, which opened in 1936. is situated 2½ miles northwest of Richmond. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

Localities in the Area

The Fan is a district of , so named because of the "fan" shape of the array of streets that extend west from Belvidere Street, on the eastern edge of Monroe Park, westward to the Boulevard. is situated 2 miles northwest of Richmond. Photo: Nisansapsali, Public domain.

Randolph is a historically black middle class neighborhood located within the West End of . is situated 1½ miles west of Richmond.

Shockoe Bottom is an area in , just east of downtown, along the James River. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

Church Hill, also known as the St. John's Church Historic District, is an Old and Historic District in . is situated 1¼ miles southeast of Richmond.


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