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Legacy of the Chamberlayne Family in Virginia

Margaret Minnicks
St. Christopher School in Richmond, VirginiaPhoto byMorgan Riley/Wikipedia

Chamberlayne is a census-designated place (CDP) in northern Henrico County, Virginia. It is a suburb of Richmond.

Chamberlayne, Virginia has roots that stretch back to the pre-colonial era. It was named after a plantation that belonged to the Chamberlayne family. The plantation was not only a hub of agricultural activity but also a beacon of societal and educational development. Four generations left a significant mark on Virginia's history.

Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne

Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne lived from 1876 to 1939. Before he died at the age of 62, he was a distinguished member of the family. He and his family were committed to their community. Chamberlayne was a minister, educator, and historian. He founded the Chamberlayne School for Boys which evolved into the revered St. Christopher's School that is now located at 711 St. Christopher's Road, Richmond, VA 23226. A photo of the school is shown at the top of this article.

The Chamberlayne Family legacy

The Chamberlayne family left a legacy in Virginia that will always be remembered. Today, Chamberlayne stands as a proud testament to its namesake family that was committed to education and service.

When residents and visitors stroll through Chamberlayne's streets, they walk alongside the legacy of a family that helped shape the fabric of the region.

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