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Near Chatham Heights in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fredericksburg

 
 
Fredericksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 14, 2007
1. Fredericksburg Marker
Inscription.  Fredericksburg was established in 1728 and named for Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales and eldest son of King George II. It served as the county seat of Spotsylvania County from 1732 to 1778 and was an important port during the colonial era. In his youth, George Washington lived nearby at Ferry Farm. He later spoke of the city’s influence on him. The town was devastated by fire in 1807 and again by the First and Second Battles of Fredericksburg that were fought here during the Civil War, yet many 18th- and 19th-century buildings remain and are listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-45.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1728.
 
Location. 38° 18.314′ N, 77° 27.02′ W. Marker is near Chatham Heights, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on King (Business Virginia Route 3) 0.1 miles east of Virginia Route 218, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
Marker on King's Highway (SR 3) image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 14, 2007
2. Marker on King's Highway (SR 3)
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. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chatham (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Chatham (approx. 0.3 miles away); Beyond the Big House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chatham and the Civil War (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Chatham (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Changed Landscape (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sow...Tend...Harvest (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham Heights.
 
Regarding Fredericksburg. A 1930s or 1940s marker with this same title and number stood a bit south of here near the bridge to Fredericksburg on what was then U.S. Route 1. It read, “A settlement was made here at an early period. The town was established in 1727 and was named for Prince Frederick, father of George III.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,120 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on August 30, 2007. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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