Caroline County, Virginia

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Caroline County is a United States county located on the eastern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia.wikipedia
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Port Royal, Virginia

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The northern boundary of the county borders on the Rappahannock River, notably at the historic town of Port Royal.
Port Royal is an incorporated town in Caroline County, Virginia, United States.

Bowling Green, Virginia

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The Caroline county seat is Bowling Green.
Bowling Green is an incorporated town in Caroline County, Virginia, United States.

William Clark

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Explorers William Clark and his slave York were members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1803–1805), and William's older brother, General George Rogers Clark—conqueror of the old Northwest Territory and Revolutionary War hero.
William Clark was born in Caroline County, Virginia, on August 1, 1770, the ninth of ten children of John and Ann Rogers Clark.

York (explorer)

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Explorers William Clark and his slave York were members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1803–1805), and William's older brother, General George Rogers Clark—conqueror of the old Northwest Territory and Revolutionary War hero.
York was born in Caroline County near Ladysmith, Virginia.

Greater Richmond Region

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Caroline is part of the Greater Richmond Region.

Secretariat (horse)

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It is the birthplace of the renowned racehorse Secretariat, winner of the 1973 Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes; the Triple Crown.
On March 30, 1970, at 12:10 a.m. at the Meadow Stud in Caroline County, Virginia, Somethingroyal foaled a bright-red chestnut colt with three white socks and a star with a narrow stripe.

George Rogers Clark

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Explorers William Clark and his slave York were members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1803–1805), and William's older brother, General George Rogers Clark—conqueror of the old Northwest Territory and Revolutionary War hero.
The family moved from the Virginia frontier to Caroline County, Virginia around 1756, after the outbreak of the French and Indian War.

Essex County, Virginia

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Caroline County was established in the British Colony of Virginia in 1727 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William counties. Caroline County is bounded on the north by Spotsylvania and King George counties; on the south by Hanover County; on the east by King William, King and Queen, and Essex counties; and on the west by Spotsylvania County.

King William County, Virginia

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Caroline County was established in the British Colony of Virginia in 1727 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William counties. Caroline County is bounded on the north by Spotsylvania and King George counties; on the south by Hanover County; on the east by King William, King and Queen, and Essex counties; and on the west by Spotsylvania County.

Edmund Pendleton

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Patriot Edmund Pendleton played a large role in the Virginia Resolution for Independence (1775).
Pendleton was born in Caroline County to Mary Bishop Taylor, whose young husband (and father of her six other children), Henry Pendleton, had died four months earlier.

Ladysmith, Virginia

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Both were born near what is now Ladysmith.
Ladysmith is an unincorporated community in Caroline County, in the U.S. state of Virginia.

Guinea, Virginia

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On May 10, 1863, Confederate Lieutenant General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson died of complications from pneumonia at the Chandler plantation in Guinea Station (also known as Guiney's Station), in the unincorporated Caroline County community of Woodford.
Guinea is an unincorporated community in Caroline County, Virginia, United States.

John Penn (North Carolina politician)

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Caroline native John Penn was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, albeit as a delegate from North Carolina.
Penn was born near Port Royal in Caroline County, Virginia, an only child of Moses Penn and Catherine [Taylor] Penn. He attended at common school for two years as his father did not consider education to be important.

William Mahone

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In 1847, after being a member of the first graduating class of Virginia Military Institute (VMI), William "Little Billy" Mahone (1826–1895) of Southampton County began teaching at Rappahannock Academy in Caroline County.
Mahone worked as a teacher at Rappahannock Academy in Caroline County, Virginia, beginning in 1848, but was actively seeking an entry into civil engineering.

Milford, Virginia

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During Union General Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign, Confederate troops under General George E. Pickett fought Union troops near Milford.
Milford is an unincorporated community in Caroline County, in the U.S. state of Virginia.

King and Queen County, Virginia

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Caroline County was established in the British Colony of Virginia in 1727 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William counties. Caroline County is bounded on the north by Spotsylvania and King George counties; on the south by Hanover County; on the east by King William, King and Queen, and Essex counties; and on the west by Spotsylvania County.

Spotsylvania County, Virginia

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Caroline County is bounded on the north by Spotsylvania and King George counties; on the south by Hanover County; on the east by King William, King and Queen, and Essex counties; and on the west by Spotsylvania County.
It is bounded on the north by the Rappahannock and Rapidan rivers, the independent city of Fredericksburg (all of which were part of the area's early history), and the counties of Stafford and Culpeper; on the south by the North Anna River and its impoundment, Lake Anna, and by the counties of Hanover and Louisa; on the west by Orange County and Culpeper County; and on the east by Caroline County.

Loving v. Virginia

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In 1958, Richard and Mildred Loving challenged miscegenation laws in the state when they married.
Their families both lived in Caroline County, Virginia.

Caroline of Ansbach

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Caroline County was established in 1728 and was named in honor of Caroline of Ansbach, wife of the then reigning king, George II of Great Britain.
Caroline County in the British Colony of Virginia was named in her honour when it was formed in 1727.

Hanover County, Virginia

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Caroline County is bounded on the north by Spotsylvania and King George counties; on the south by Hanover County; on the east by King William, King and Queen, and Essex counties; and on the west by Spotsylvania County.

Ann Wrights Corner, Virginia

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Ann Wrights Corner is an unincorporated community in Caroline County, in the U.S. state of Virginia.

King George County, Virginia

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Caroline County is bounded on the north by Spotsylvania and King George counties; on the south by Hanover County; on the east by King William, King and Queen, and Essex counties; and on the west by Spotsylvania County.
Booth and Herold landed at the mouth of Gambo Creek, before meeting with Confederate agents, who guided their passage to Port Conway, where they would cross into Port Royal, in Caroline County, Virginia.

Eobalaenoptera

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A whale skeleton discovered there in 1990 was proved to be a new whale species (see Eobalaenoptera harrisoni).
Eobalaenoptera was first described in June 2004 by researchers at the Virginia Museum of Natural History from a partial skeleton found in 1990 in Caroline County, Virginia, the site of a prehistoric ocean, in the middle Miocene Calvert Formation.

Rappahannock River

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The northern boundary of the county borders on the Rappahannock River, notably at the historic town of Port Royal.

Fort A.P. Hill

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Known in modern times as Fort A.P. Hill, the facility was named for Virginia military hero of the United States Army and later Confederate General Ambrose Powell Hill.
He enthusiastically recommended that the War Department procure the Caroline County site.