“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)


Fredericksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 13, 2007
1. Fredericksburg Marker
Inscription. Captain John Smith was here in 1608; Lederer, the explorer, in 1670. In May 1671 John Buckner and Thomas Royster patented the lease land grant. The town was established in 1727 and lots were laid out. It was named for Frederick, Prince of Wales, Father of George III. The court for Spotsylvania County was moved here in 1732 and the town was enlarged in 1759 and 1769. Fredericksburg was incorporated as a town in 1781, as a city in 1879, and declared a city of the first class in 1941.
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number E 46A.)
Location. 38° 17.281′ N, 77° 29.174′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) half a mile south of Virginia Route 3, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Building a Railroad Through a Stream Valley (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Walker Landram House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lee’s Position (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Battle of Fredericksburg from Lee's Hill, December, 1862 (approx.
Marker along US 1 image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 13, 2007
2. Marker along US 1
0.6 miles away); Lee's Hill, the commander's lookout (approx. 0.6 miles away); Artillery on Lee's Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Pioneers (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Second Battle of Fredericksburg (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Lee’s Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lee's Command Post (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,218 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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