“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.
Photographed 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-48A.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1671.
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
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Virginia Central Railway (approx. ¼ mile 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. 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Marker along US 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 13, 2007
2. Marker along US 1
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,671 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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