Place:Short Pump, Henrico, Virginia, United States


NameShort Pump
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates37.662°N 77.627°W
Located inHenrico, Virginia, United States
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Short Pump is a census-designated place (CDP) in Henrico County, Virginia, United States. The population was 24,729 at the 2010 census. The area is a result of urban sprawl.

The original 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, the Earl Cornwallis, the Marquis de Lafayette, General Peter Muhlenberg, Stonewall Jackson and Ulric Dahlgren all visited this area.

Short Pump's population has greatly increased 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 open air shopping mall.

Short Pump has many shopping centers and upscale restaurants. There is also a skating rink, bowling alley and many neighborhoods under development.

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