Information About Caroline County, Virginia
Caroline County is located 30 miles north of Richmond and 32 miles south of Fredericksburg. Caroline County provides citizens several services and attractions while offering residents a simple commute to Fredericksburg and Richmond.
Caroline County was formed in 1727 from the upper parts of Essex, King and Queen, and King William Counties. Its name comes from Queen Caroline, wife of George II.
The future of Caroline County is Haymount master planned community on the Rappahannock River (U. S. Route 17). Development on this town center master planned community of 4,000 homes does not have a release date.
Fort A. P. Hill near Bowling Green on US 301 is a major employer in Caroline County and has become the permanent site of the National Boy Scout Jamboree. The Town of Port Royal (22535) is located near Fort A.P. Hill between the intersection of Routes 301 & 17 and the Rappahannock River. It was settled in 1652 as a port for tobacco shipments to England, and remains a historic attraction with homes and buildings dating before the Revolutionary War.
The monument was sculpted by J. H. Brown and erected in 1906. The tribute reads, “Erected by the people of Caroline County to commemorate the valor and endurance of its soldiers furnished to the Army of the Confederate States of America 1861-1865.” Details related to the construction of the courthouse, along with land records and legal matters in Caroline County were lost on May 21, 1864 when Union General Winfield Scott Hancock’s Second Corps passed through Bowling Green after the Battle at North Anna River during the Overland Campaign. Union soldiers broke into stores, looted homes, and freed prisoners from the jail. Documents from the ransacked courthouse littered the streets. This is believed to be the sixth courthouse in Caroline County. It was built sometime between 1830-1835. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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