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The Cities and communities of Spotsylvania County, Virginia *



Belmont

Five Mile Fork

Four Mile Fork

Fredericksburg **

Massaponax

Partlow

Post Oak

Snell

Spotsylvania Courthouse (County Seat)

Thornburg

** Independent City, not associated with any county, but included here due to its location within the county area.

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Information & Facts about Spotsylvania County, Virginia

Government:

Spotsylvania County page

County Administration Building
9105 Courthouse Rd.
Spotsylvania, VA 22533
Phone: 540-582-7010

County Sheriff's Office

Population:

2000 - 90,395
2001 - 94,021 (estimate)

Housing Units:
2000 - 33,329

Households:
2000 - 31,308

Families:
2000 - 24,639

Population density:
2000 - 226 persons per square mile

Location:

The county is located in northeastern Virginia. It is north of Richmond and southwest of Washington, DC.

Neighboring counties:
West - Orange County
North - Culpeper County
Northeast - Stafford County
Southeast - Caroline County
South - Hanover County
Southwest - Louisa County

Here are directions to a number of county offices and facilities

Climate:

Here is a current weather page for the county

Average Winter Temperature: 34.6 degrees F.
Average Spring Temperature: 55.5 degrees F.
Average Summer Temperature: 76.4 degrees F.
Average Fall Temperature: 56.9 degrees F.

Annual Precipitation: 44.4 inches
Annual Snowfall:

Other Facts & Figures:

Median Household Income:
2000 - $57,525

Median Family Income:
2000 - $62,422

Per capita Income:
2000 - $22,536

History:

Here is a history page for the county

When formed in 1721, the new county was named for Alexander Spotswood, the Colonial Governor of Virginia at that time. It was created from Essex, King & Queen and King William Counties. Much of the early growth was due to the Iron Mines Company, owned by Spotswood. He died in 1741, but his established company and related businesses formed a good beginning for the county. Because the county was located midway between the two capitals during the Civil War, the county was the place for many terrible battles. One of the worst of these was the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House in May of 1864.

Geography:

Latitude: 38.201
Longitude: 77.589

Total Area: 412 Square Miles
Total Land Area: 401 Square Miles
Total Water Area: 11 Square Miles

Genealogy:

Spotsylvania County US GenWeb Project page

Genealogy information for the county

Genealogical Resources for Spotsylvania County

Libraries:

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

Schools:

Spotsylvania County Schools
6717 Smith Station Road
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Phone: 540-898-6032
FAX: 540-898-6357
TDD: 540-582-2411

Germanna Community College
10000 Germanna Point Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408-9543
Phone: 540-710-2000
TTY: 540-710-2059
FAX: 540-710-2101

University of Mary Washington
1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
Phone: 540-654-1000
Toll-free: 800-468-5614
Fax 540-654-1857

Economy:

Spotsylvania County Office of Economic Development

Spotsylvania's central location - a nice distance from many business centers and metropolitan areas - means better business and growth.

Organizations & Groups:

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

Attractions & Other Information:

Spotsylvania County Film Festival

Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center
907 Princess Anne St,
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: (540) 371-3037
FAX: (540) 373-6569
E-Mail: famoffice@earthlink.net
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 922
Fredericksburg, VA 22404
Visit the past today!

Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair
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
(540) 373-6122

Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center
Route 3 West
(540) 786-2880

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

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

The Washington Family in the County

Civil War Historic Sites in the County and area

Simply Fredericksburg tells about the city and portions of Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties

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