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City of Fredericksburg, VA Info Page

About the City of Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg was founded in 1728 on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Spotsylvania County which was formed from Essex, King & Queen and King William Counties in 1721. Fredericksburg was incorporated as an independent town in 1782 but remained a part of Spotsylvania County for certain administrative purposes until the town was incorporated as a city in 1887 at which time it became entirerly independent of Spotsylvania County. Surviving Court records, dating from 1782, are located at the Fredericksburg Circuit Court with the following exceptions : No parish registers have survived.

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