Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Battle of Fredericksburg

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During the Civil War, the town, located halfway between the capitals of the opposing forces, was the site of the Battle of Fredericksburg and Second Battle of Fredericksburg, preserved in part as the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought December 11–15, 1862, in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War.

Second Battle of Fredericksburg

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During the Civil War, the town, located halfway between the capitals of the opposing forces, was the site of the Battle of Fredericksburg and Second Battle of Fredericksburg, preserved in part as the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. A Second Battle of Fredericksburg was fought in and around the town on May 3, 1863, in connection with the Chancellorsville campaign (April 27, 1863 – May 6, 1863).
The Second Battle of Fredericksburg, also known as the Second Battle of Marye's Heights, took place on May 3, 1863, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, as part of the Chancellorsville Campaign of the American Civil War.

University of Mary Washington

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Major employers include the University of Mary Washington, Mary Washington Healthcare, and GEICO.
The University of Mary Washington (UMW) is a public liberal arts and sciences university located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Central Park (shopping complex)

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Fredericksburg is home to several major retail and commercial centers including Central Park (as of 2004, the second-largest mall on the East Coast) and Spotsylvania Towne Centre, located in Spotsylvania County adjacent to the city line.
Central Park is a shopping complex in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with 166 businesses.

Washington metropolitan area

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Located 45 mi south of Washington, D.C. and 58 mi north of Richmond, Fredericksburg is part of the Northern Virginia region and is included in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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Spotsylvania County, Virginia

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The Bureau of Economic Analysis of the United States Department of Commerce combines the city of Fredericksburg with neighboring Spotsylvania County for statistical purposes.
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.

Manahoac

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At the time of European encounter, the indigenous inhabitants of the area that became Fredericksburg were a Siouan-speaking tribe called the Manahoac.
They numbered approximately 1,000 and lived primarily along the Rappahannock River west of modern Fredericksburg and the Fall Line, and east of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

George Washington

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The city has close associations with George Washington, whose family in 1738 moved to Ferry Farm in Stafford County near the Rappahannock River opposite Fredericksburg.
Three years later, they relocated to Ferry Farm near Fredericksburg.

Stafford County, Virginia

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The city has close associations with George Washington, whose family in 1738 moved to Ferry Farm in Stafford County near the Rappahannock River opposite Fredericksburg.
Located across the Rappahannock River from the City of Fredericksburg, Stafford County is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Northern Virginia

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Located 45 mi south of Washington, D.C. and 58 mi north of Richmond, Fredericksburg is part of the Northern Virginia region and is included in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.
This figure includes the exurban Clarke, Fauquier, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren counties, as well as the independent city of Fredericksburg.

George Weedon

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Other significant early residents include the Revolutionary War generals Hugh Mercer and George Weedon, naval war hero John Paul Jones, and future U.S. president James Monroe.
George Weedon (1734–1793) was an American soldier during the Revolutionary War from Fredericksburg, Colony of Virginia.

Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia

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The court was then moved to Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia – closer to the geographical center of Spotsylvania County.
Spotsylvania Courthouse is a census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, located ten miles (16 km) southwest of Fredericksburg.

Rappahannock River

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Located near where the Rappahannock River crosses the Atlantic Seaboard fall line, Fredericksburg was a prominent port in Virginia during the colonial era.
Then the Rappahannock passes through the city of Fredericksburg.

Frederick, Prince of Wales

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Named for Frederick, Prince of Wales, son of King George II, the colonial town named its streets after the members of the royal family.
1728 also saw the foundation of Fredericksburg, Virginia, which was named after him – his other namesakes are Prince Frederick, Maryland (1722), Fort Frederick, Maine (1729–30), Fort Frederick, South Carolina (1730–34), Fort Frederick, New York (completed 1735) and Fort Frederica, Georgia (founded 1736), while Fort Frederick, Maryland, Point Frederick, Ontario, Fort Frederick, Ontario and Fort Frederick, New Brunswick were also named after him posthumously.

Kenmore (Fredericksburg, Virginia)

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Washington's mother Mary later moved to the city, and his sister Betty lived at Kenmore, a plantation house then outside the city.
Kenmore, also known as Kenmore Plantation, is a plantation house at 1201 Washington Avenue in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Ferry Farm

The city has close associations with George Washington, whose family in 1738 moved to Ferry Farm in Stafford County near the Rappahannock River opposite Fredericksburg.
The site is located in Stafford County, Virginia, along the northern bank of the Rappahannock River, across from the city of Fredericksburg.

Battle of Chancellorsville

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A Second Battle of Fredericksburg was fought in and around the town on May 3, 1863, in connection with the Chancellorsville campaign (April 27, 1863 – May 6, 1863).
Two related battles were fought nearby on May 3 in the vicinity of Fredericksburg.

Rapidan River

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In 1714, Lt. Gov. Alexander Spotswood sponsored a German settlement called Germanna on the Rapidan River, a tributary of the Rappahannock upstream from the future site of the city.
The two rivers converge just west of the city of Fredericksburg.

John Paul Jones

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Other significant early residents include the Revolutionary War generals Hugh Mercer and George Weedon, naval war hero John Paul Jones, and future U.S. president James Monroe.
Paul's older brother William Paul had married and settled in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad

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By 1837, a north-south railroad, which became the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, linked the town to Richmond, the state capital.
The Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad was chartered on February 25, 1834, to run from Richmond north via Fredericksburg to the Potomac River.

Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

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Thomas Jefferson wrote the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in Fredericksburg.
The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was drafted in 1777 (however it was not first introduced into the Virginia General Assembly until 1779) by Thomas Jefferson in the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

U.S. Route 1 in Virginia

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US 1, US 17, and I-95 all pass through the city, which is located 53 mi south of downtown Washington, D.C.
In the U.S. state of Virginia, US 1 runs north–south through South Hill, Petersburg, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Alexandria on its way from North Carolina to the 14th Street Bridge into the District of Columbia.

Virginia Railway Express

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A commuter rail line – the Virginia Railway Express – was established in the 1980s, providing passage to Washington, D.C. and other cities north of Fredericksburg.
The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is a commuter rail service that connects the Northern Virginia suburbs to Union Station in Washington, D.C., via two lines during peak hours: the Fredericksburg Line from Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the Manassas Line from station in Bristow, Virginia.

James Monroe

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Other significant early residents include the Revolutionary War generals Hugh Mercer and George Weedon, naval war hero John Paul Jones, and future U.S. president James Monroe.
Monroe was admitted to the Virginia bar and practiced in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

U.S. Route 17 in Virginia

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US 1, US 17, and I-95 all pass through the city, which is located 53 mi south of downtown Washington, D.C.
Between Yorktown and Fredericksburg, the U.S. Highway serves as the primary highway of the Middle Peninsula.