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City Of Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA

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  • Verner Luther Sloan (1919 - 2002)
  • Shirley Ann Wilson (1944 - 2010)
  • Jeremiah Morton (1799 - 1878)
    Morton (September 3, 1799 – November 28, 1878) was a nineteenth century politician and lawyer from Virginia. He was the younger brother of Florida senator Jackson Morton.Born in Fredericksburg, Virgini...
  • John Lawrence Marye, Jr. (1823 - 1902)
    of Fredericksburg, Virginia, from Feb. 12, 1853, to March 21, 1854; Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (Conservative Party), January 1, 1870–January 1, 1874. ----------------------------------------------...

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Fredericksburg Remembered

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Located near where the Rappahannock River crosses the Atlantic Seaboard fall line, Fredericksburg was a prominent port in Virginia during the colonial era. During the Civil War, Fredericksburg, located halfway between the capitals of the opposing forces, was the site of the Battle of Fredericksburg and Second Battle of Fredericksburg. These battles are preserved, in part, as the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. More than 10,000 African-Americans in the region left slavery for freedom in 1862 alone, getting behind Union lines. Tourism is a major part of the economy. Approximately 1.5 million people visit the Fredericksburg area annually, including the battlefield park, the downtown visitor center, events, museums, art shops, galleries, and many historical sites.

Fredericksburg is home to Central Park (as of 2004, the second-largest mall on the East Coast). The Spotsylvania Towne Centre is located in Spotsylvania County, adjacent to the city. Major employers include the University of Mary Washington (named for the mother of George Washington, who lived here), Mary Washington Healthcare, and GEICO. Many Fredericksburg area residents commute to work by car, bus, and rail to Washington, D.C., and Richmond, as well as Fairfax, Prince William, and Arlington counties.