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Posted on: July 21, 2023

Happy 75th Anniversary City of Colonial Heights!

Copy of welcome to colonial heights

Copy of welcome to colonial heights


What are we celebrating?

In 1926 Colonial Heights was incorporated as a Town and in 1948 by Court Decree, Colonial Heights became a City! 

This year is the 75th anniversary of Colonial Heights becoming a City! 

Looking Back

We invite you to tour the City through the eyes of those that were able to experience it the way it was when it all began!

Click HERE to enjoy some historic pictures, videos, and hear from the residents that helped grow Colonial Heights into the wonderful City we all enjoy and love!

In just a few years, the City will celebrate a major milestone with the 100th anniversary of Colonial Heights incorporation as a town! Look for future news on major celebration activities in 2026!

For more fun facts visit some of the following sites:


  • Colonial Heights, in Chesterfield County, is located on the heights overlooking the Appomattox River and takes its name from the fact that the Marquis de Lafayette placed his artillery, known as the Colonials, on the heights to shell British positions in Petersburg in 1781.  Colonial Heights was established in 1910 and incorporated as a town in 1926; it became a city by court order in 1948. (Library of Virginia)

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