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Ettrick is a census-designated place (CDP) in Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States. The population was 7,225 as of 2009. The town is home to Virginia State University and the Petersburg Amtrak train station.
Most of Ettrick has a Petersburg mailing address, ZIP code 23803, although the community is not part of the city of Petersburg.
Ettrick was named around 1765 by foreign merchant Neil Buchanan, who dubbed the eventual village Ettrick Banks for its similarities to the Ettrick area of Selkirk County, Scotland, according to Jeffrey M. O’Dell’s published history of Chesterfield County.
Ettrick, Scotland even has its own tartan, the distinctive plaid materials used in clothing such as kilts.
The area has seen its share of historical events through the years, including the journeys of Capt. Christopher Newport, prosperous cotton mills, a large Confederate hospital, and Virginia’s first state supported black college, founded in 1882 as Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute (now…

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Skateboarding is a recreational activity, an art form, or a method of transportation. Skateboarding has been designed and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years. A 2002 survey and study by American Sports Data uncovered that there were 18.5 million skateboarders in the world. 85 percent…