The historic district of Fredericksburg, Virginia is known for the National Park Service Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center. Below are a few of the hundreds of historical markers and locations surrounding historic Fredericksburg Virginia.
The University of Mary Washington has published the best overview of historic Fredericksburg Virginia I’ve read to date. The extended research related to this marker outlines Early Exploration of John Smith and John Lederer, the First Settlement reviewing the establishment of Ferry Farm, George Washington’s childhood home; Chatham, the Georgian mansion of planter William Fitzhugh; Kenmore Plantation, the home of Fielding Lewis and Betty Washington; and Fall Hill (c. 1736), the home of the Thornton family. Fredericksburg During the Revolution featured America’s… Continue reading