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

Spotsylvania Court House

Historic District

 

—Lee vs. Grant – The 1864 Campaign —

 
Spotsylvania Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
1. Spotsylvania Court House Marker
Inscription. Many of the buildings that comprised the 1864 village of Spotsylvania Court House still stand today. Pamphlets located in the box below will lead you on a 30-minute waling tour of the historic town.
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.102′ N, 77° 35.337′ W. Marker is in Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 208) near Brock Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Spotsylvania Court House (here, next to this marker); Spotsylvania County Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Spotsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee’s Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Spotsylvania Courthouse and Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spotsylvania County Jail
Downtown Area Map image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
2. Downtown Area Map
(about 400 feet away); Booth Hall (about 700 feet away); Confederate Soldiers (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
More about this marker. On the left side of the marker This photograph, taken in the 1880s from a point a short distance to your left, shows the courthouse (left) and Sanford’s Tavern (right center). On the right side is a map of the Courthouse area with historic buildings indicated. Insets in the map show Spotsylvania Courthouse, circa 1865 and Sanford's Tavern, circa 1863.
 
Also see . . .
1. Spotsylvania Court House Historic District. (PDF) National Register documentation for the historic district. (Submitted on August 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Spotsylvania Courthouse Historic District. From the county tourism department. (Submitted on August 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Spotsylvania Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
3. Spotsylvania Court House Marker
Spotsylvania Court House image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
4. Spotsylvania Court House
Sanford's Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
5. Sanford's Tavern
The Old Jail image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
6. The Old Jail
Old Berea Christian Church image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
7. Old Berea Christian Church
Now the Spotsylvania County Museum
Christ Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
8. Christ Episcopal Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,005 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 20, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 20, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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