Signs of History (SM)

Spotsylvania County


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Area: 413 square miles

Formed in 1720 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William, and named for Alexander Spotswood, Governor of Virginia 1710-22. The battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, partly, and Spotsylvania were fought in this county.
Stuart, E-8, Rte. 1, 5.4 miles s. of Falmouth
Turn in Sheridan's Raid, E-30, Rte. 1, 1.8 miles s. of Thornburg
Jerrell's Mill, E-31, Rte. 1, 1.1 miles s. of Thornburg
Mud Tavern, E-32, Rte. 1, at Thornburg
A Raid's End, E-33, Rte. 1, 2 miles n. of Thornburg
Where Burnside Turned, E-34, Rte. 1, 1.3 miles n. of Thornburg
Where Burnside Crossed, E-35, Rte. 1, 1.3 miles n. of Thornburg
Union Army Route, E-36, Rte 1, 3.8 miles n. of Thornburg
Massaponax Church, E-37, Rte. 1, 4.5 miles n. of Thornburg
Lee's Headquarters, E-38, Rte. 1, 5.4 miles s. of Falmouth
Start of Sheridan's Raid, E-39, Rte. 1, 5.3 miles s. of Falmouth
Grant's Supply Line, E-40, Rte. 1, 4 miles s. of Fredericksburg
Longstreet's Headquarters, E-41, Rte. 1, 3.5 miles s. of Fredericksburg
Early's Line of Battle, E-42, Rte. 1, 3.5 miles s. of Fredericksburg
Lee's Position, E-43, Rte. 1, 1 mile s. of Fredericksburg
Battles of Fredericksburg, E-44, Rte. 1, at s. entrance of Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg, E-45, Rte. 1, at n. entrance of Fredericksburg
Colonial Fort, E-46, Rte. I, at n. entrance of Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg, E-46-a, Alt. Rte. 1, 2 miles s. of Falmouth
Fredericksburg, E-46-b, Rte. 1, 2 miles s. of Falmouth
Fall Hill, E-49-a, E-49-b, Rte. 1, at Fredericksburg
Massaponax Baptist Church, E-78, Rte. 608 near Rte. 1
Asbury's Deathplace, EH-8, Rte. 738, 5.5 miles s. of Spotsylvania Court House
Fredericksville Furnace, EM-1, Rte. 208, 100 yards s.w. of Furnace
Engagement at Harris Farm (Bloomsbury), EM-2, Rte. 208, .25 mile w. of Rte. 628
Jackson's Amputation, J-37, Rte. 3, e. of Rte. 20
Ely's Ford, J-38, Rte. 610, .54 mile e. of Culpeper Co. line
Wounding of Jackson, J-39, Rte. 3, .9 mile w. of Chancellorsvillie
Battle of Chancellorsville, J-40,  Rte. 3, at Chancellorsville
Spotswood's Furnace, J-42, Rte. 3, 5.4 miles w. of Fredericksburg
Gaspar Tochman, JJ-25, Rte. 621, .25 mile s. of Rte. 611
The Gallant Pelham, N-3, Rte. 17, .02 mile s. of Rte. 608
Colonial Post Office, N-10, Rte. 17, .4 mile n.w. of New Post

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