Straddling the fall line, Spotsylvania County was formed from Essex, King William, and King and Queen Counties in 1720. It was named for Alexander Spotswood, lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1710 to 1722. The battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, partly, and Spotslvania were fought in this county. The County seat is Spotsylvania Court House.
Geographic Location: Spotsylvania County
Physical Description of Location: 5533-5595 Virginia 3, Locust Grove, VA 22508. Marker is on right when traveling west on Virginia 3, just prior to intersection with Virginia 20.
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