The independent city of Richmond was located within Henrico County until a state constitutional change in 1871 created independent cities. Earlier maps of Henrico show Richmond at the center of the county. A number of later maps of Richmond draw from the 1853 Smith’s Map of Henrico County.
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Map of the city of Richmond, Virginia/From a survey by I. H. Adams, Assist., U.S. Coast Survey, 1858, with additions from Smith’s map of Henrico County, 1853. Prepared at the U.S. Coast Survey Office, A.D. Bache, Supt. H. Lindenkohl & Chas. G. Krebs, lith.