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Chesterfield County, Virginia


Midlothian is an unincorporated community named for the 18th century coal mining enterprises of the Wooldrige brothers who came from the Scottish mining villages of East Lothian and West Lothian. The village developed in the 1850s around Coalfield, a station stop on the Richmond and Danville Railroad. Midlothian today is a sprawling bedroom community extending for miles beyond the original village core. [en.wikipedia.org, accessed August, 2012]