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Near Woodford in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Spotsylvania County / Caroline County

 
 
South Facing Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2009
1. South Facing Side
Inscription. (South Facing Side):
Spotsylvania County
Area 413 Square Miles

Formed in 1720 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William, and named for Alexander Spotswood, governor of Virginia, 1710-1722. The battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness (partly) and Spotsylvania were fought in this county.

(North Facing Side):
Caroline County
Area 529 Square Miles

Formed in 1727 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William. Named for Queen Caroline, wife of King George II. George Rogers Clarke, conqueror of the northwest, passed his youth in this county.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-149.)
 
Location. 38° 12.716′ N, 77° 24.092′ W. Marker is near Woodford, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Fredericksburg Turnpike (State Highway 2), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodford VA 22580, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonial Post Office (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Winter Line (approx. 2.3 miles away); Confederate Earthworks
North Facing Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2009
2. North Facing Side
(approx. 2.3 miles away); The Gallant Pelham (approx. 2.3 miles away); Caroline County / Spotsylvania County (approx. 2 miles away); Hamilton's Crossing (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dead Horse Hill (approx. 3.1 miles away); Jackson Holds Prospect Hill (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraPolitical Subdivisions
 
Spotsylvania County / Caroline County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2009
3. Spotsylvania County / Caroline County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 576 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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