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Spotsylvania County, Virginia

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History & History-related items

City Attractions

Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Fredericksburg is approximately 19,279 (2000), 24286 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 8,063 (1990), 9505 (2010).
The amount of land area in Fredericksburg is 27.234 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Fredericksburg is 10.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.024 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fredericksburg to Washington DC is 49 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 52 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fredericksburg is positioned 38.29 degrees north of the equator and 77.48 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Fredericksburg median income is $ 34,585 (2000).
The Fredericksburg median home price is $ 135,800 (2000).
Fredericksburg average annual precipitation is 44.3 inches peryear.
Fredericksburg average annual snowfall is 18.5 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 34.7 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 55.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 76.6 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 57.2 degrees F.


in northeastern Virginia, near the Maryland border. Nearby communities include: Ferry Farms, Four Mile Fork, Five Mile Fork, Falmouth and Spotsylvania Courthouse. Fredericksburg is an independent city, not associated with any county. It is listed with Spotsylvania County due to its location within the county.
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History & History Related Items

Fredericksburg is an independent city, not affiliated with any county. It is included with Spotsylvania County because of its location only.

Here is a history page for Spotsylvania County. This history page is for Fredericksburg.

Fredericksburg's location near the falls of the Rappahannock River guided its growth through the years. It was a favored fishing and hunting area for the local Indians. It rapidly became a busy river port and by 1728, it was an official inland port, particularly for the transport of the local tobacco crop.

Because of its location halfway between the two capitals - Washington, DC and Richmond, Virginia, Fredericksburg took a bad beating during the Civil War.
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Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center
907 Princess Anne St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: (540) 371-3037
FAX: (540) 373-6569
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 922
Fredericksburg, VA 22404

Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair
Held every summer in late July-Early August
Oldest Fair in America

Fredericksburg Visitor's Center
Serving the City of Fredericksburg and Counties of Spotsylvania and Stafford
Toll-free: 800-654-4118

Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center
1013 Lafayette Boulevard
Phone: (540) 373-6122

George Washington's Ferry Farm
268 Kings Hwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Phone: 540-370-0732
FAX: 540-371-6066

Historic Kenmore
1201 Washington Ave
Fredericksburg,VA 22401
Phone: 540-373-3381
FAX: 540-371-6066
Owned by the only sister of George Washington, Betty.

Learn all about Fredericksburg at Simply Fredericksburg
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Fredericksburg Chamber

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 7476 Fredericksburg, VA 22404 Phone: (540) 373-9400 Fax: (540) 373-9570

Fredericksburg Organizations

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 7476 Fredericksburg, VA 22404 Phone: (540) 373-9400 Fax: (540) 373-9570

Fredericksburg Libraries

Central Rappahannock Regional Library
1201 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: 540-372-1144
TDD: 540-371-9165

Fredericksburg Schools

Mary Washington College
1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Information: 540-654-1000 Fredericksburg


The population of Fredericksburg was:
1990 - 19,027
2000 - 19,279
2002 - 20,076 (estimate)

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