About Fredericksburg, Virginia
Fredericksburg and the surrounding jurisdictions are more than bedroom communities for commuters in Northern Virginia. It’s the home Mary Washington and the University of Mary Washington. Ferry Farm, George Washington’s childhood home, is on the bank of the Rappahannock River in Stafford County. Other notable residents include: Revolutionary War Generals Hugh Mercer and George Weedon, and the first U.S. naval war hero Captain John Paul Jones. James Monroe practiced law in Fredericksburg before becoming President, and Thomas Jefferson drafted the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in Fredericksburg. There were two major Civil War battles in Fredericksburg, and Confederate trenches and artillery pieces can be seen everywhere.
Important Fredericksburg Websites
These links give local government and visitor information:
- Click here for the City of Fredericksburg official website.
- Click here for the City of Fredericksburg Economic Development website.
- Click here for Fredericksburg vacation packages, visitor information, and tourist destinations.
This photograph illustrates the Historic District of the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This view is from the heights of historic Chatham Manor in Falmouth, Virginia (Stafford County). The Rappahannock River lies between these two points, and became a major obstacle for military operations between Washington, D. C. and Richmond, Virginia. The steeple of St. Georges Episcopal Church (c. 1815) on Princess Anne Street is shown in the center while the Fredericksburg City Circuit Court House (c. 1851) is on the left.
On February 25, 1834 the Virginia Assembly incorporated the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad (RF&P) which operated this same track. The RF&P Railroad ran between Richmond, Fredericksburg, and the northern terminal at Aquia Creek and the Potomac River. The railroad bridge shown here (c. 1925) over the Rappahannock River now connects the Spotsylvania commuter rail station at Routes 2 and 17 and the Fredericksburg station in the city’s historic district, to Virginia Railway Express (VRE) stations in Stafford County at Leeland Station, and Brooke. The VRE Fredericksburg Line continues north into Prince William County where stops include the town of Quantico and Marine Corps Base Quantico, Potomac Shores (2017), Rippon, and Woodbridge. Commuter stations further north include Lorton, and Franconia/Springfield (Fairfax County), and rail stations in Alexandria, Virginia and Crystal City, Virginia. There are also two destinations in Washington, D. C. at L’Enfant Plaza and Union Station.
Photographs of Fredericksburg Virginia
The main points of interest in the City of Fredericksburg are in the below links:
- Click here for more photographs and details related to the Fredericksburg Historic District.
- Click here for Mary Washington University photographs and information.
- Click here for photographs of Mary Washington Hospital Campus and the Fall Hill section of Fredericksburg.
- Click here for photographs of Salem Church Battlefield.
- Click here for photographs of Fredericksburg Battlefield and Lee’s Hill.
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