James River

James River - October - Richmond VA

James River - Richmond VA

Facts about the James River

The James RIver is 348 miles long, and is attached to an upper tributary called the Jackson River, which is 96.4 miles long.

The river was originally called the Powhatan River, named for the chief of the Powhatan Confederacy of native American tribes. The English colonists named it the "James" river after King James I of England.

James River Autumn


The Varina Enon Bridge Richmond VA James River

Varina Enon Bridge Richmond VA James River


Sycamore Bark on tree along the James River near Richmond Virginia

Sycamore Bark on tree along the James River near Richmond Virginia

Sycamore Bark


Geese on the James River, Richmond VA

Geese on the James River Richmond VA