Short Pump, Virginia

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Short Pump is a census-designated place (CDP) in Henrico County, Virginia, United States. The population was 182 at the 2000 census.

The village of Short Pump, located at the intersection of Three Chopt Road, Richmond Turnpike and Pouncey Tract Road, was named for the short handled pump beneath the porch of a tavern located there. This area was on the principal route between Richmond and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Thomas Jefferson, Earl Cornwallis, the Marquis De Lafayette, General Peter Muhlenberg, Stonewall Jackson, and Ulric Dahlgren were some of the major people in American history that visited this area.

Short Pump has greatly increased population in recent years, due to its proximity to Richmond. It has now become part of Richmond's Far West End. In 2003, developers opened Short Pump Town Center, a 1,200,000-square-foot (111,000 m2) open air shopping mall.

It is located in near many shopping centers, fast-food and upscale restaurants. There is also a skating rink, bowling alley and many neighborhoods under development. There are also nine nearby schools: Short Pump Elementary School, Nuckols Farm Elementary School, Gayton Elementary School, Colonial Trail Elementary School Twin Hickory Elementary School, Pocahontas Middle School, Short Pump Middle School, Godwin High School and Deep Run High School.



Short Pump is located at 37°39′43″N 77°37′36″W / 37.66194°N 77.62667°W / 37.66194; -77.62667 (37.661809, -77.626635)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.1 km²) of it is land and 0.42% is water.


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