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Located fifty miles from Washington D.C. most Fredericksburg residents commute to work wither in D.C., Richmond, Fairfax, or Arlington. Located on the Rappahannock River Fredericksburg came to life as the frontier shifter farther west in Virginia. George Washington's family moved to the area in 1738 as did eventual President James Monroe. The area became an independent city in 1879. Remains of Ferry Farm, the Washington's residence and the President's boyhood home were found in 2008.

Population: 19279
Local Newspapers: The Free-Lance Star
Local Sports Teams:
Local Colleges: The University of Mary Washington

Zip Codes associated with fredericksburg, virginia: 22401 22407 22408
Towns/Cities near fredericksburg, virginia : Falmouth Stafford Four Mile Fork Berea Grafton

Fredericksburg News
Fighting on Strange Ground: Confederates at Gettysburg

In early June 1863, two Union topographical engineers spent several days studying the southern banks of the Rappahannock River with their field glasses, ascending repeatedly in a willow basket suspended from a gas-filled observation balloon. They were keeping close watch on General Robert E. Lee's command, the Army of Northern Virginia, which was encamped along the river near Fredericksburg, Va.

Hot and humid with scattered storms this weekend

If one can ignore the calendar stating this is the last weekend of April the weather forecast sounds a lot like a late June weekend. Hot and humid air has invaded Fredericksburg courtesy of an early season "Bermuda High", a strong high pressure located well out over the Atlantic.

After life as the heart of a steamboat and a cottage, pilothouse about to be restored

The wooden structure with skin of northern white pine and bones of cherry wood started its life in 1894 at the Neafie & Levy shipyard in Philadelphia as the pilothouse of the steamboat "Potomac." During 42 years of passenger and freight service on the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers between Baltimore, Fredericksburg and Norfolk, the captain and officers steered the 176-foot steamboat from the structure.

2-year-old with heart defect accompanies teen to high school prom

Taylor Schafer, 17, a student at Caroline High School in Milford, Virginia, invited Finn Blumenthal, 2, to accompany her to the dance. Finn was born with a congenital heart defect, which causes life-threatening medical challenges.

Artlist: April 27 to May 4

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New movies opening in Fredericksburg area theaters this weekend

"THE CIRCLE" A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover a nefarious agenda that threatens all of humanity. With Tom Hanks, Emma Watson.

Fredericksburg eyes offering tax exemption, credit for solar power

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Movies still playing in Fredericksburg area theaters

There's more than enough magic here to recommend this enchanting return to the story of Belle and her Beast. Emma Watson makes it work, with a solid cast alongside her.

TOF opening this summer in downtown Fredericksburg

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Sunshine returns Wednesday then summer-like heat arrives Thursday

The pesky clouds, showers, and cooler than average temperatures are on their way out the door today . The cut off low pressure center left behind by the jet stream's northern retreat is weakening and spinning itself into oblivion over the Atlantic east of the Delmarva coastline.

Spotsy approves more than $1 million in tax incentives for manufacturer

Missouri-based iDX Corp. has purchased the former GM Powertrain plant in Spotsylvania and plans to open a manufacturing operation there that will provide 150 jobs. The Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved more than $1 million in tax incentives for idX Corp., a manufacturer that is scheduled to move into the long-vacant General Motors plant this summer.

Sweet Buzz: Inside the Team Spirit and Creative Force that Powers the Rise of Sugar Shack Donuts

The doughnuts in the case at the Lombardy Street Sugar Shack are a mix of standards, such as maple bacon and the ever-popular sprinkle-topped, plus combinations that the staff is encouraged to create. As you drive west on Interstate 64, you'll pass a big billboard on your right.

Looking Back on Southside: Leaving a Thumbprint

The month of April brings with it a kind of "newness" to all things and a sign that spring has finally sprung.

Ex-nurse's aide convicted of stealing from elderly family friend in Fredericksburg

A former nurse's aide already convicted of bilking elderly patients in Stafford County was given another prison sentence Tuesday for stealing from an elderly family friend in Fredericksburg. In both cases, Cassandra Jean Eley's attorneys said her addiction to pain pills led to the crimes.

Forecast calls for rain to give way to heat and humidity

Blanca Paraba plants begonia flowers in the rain inside the raised beds in Central Park Corporate Center in Fredericksburg, Va. on April 25, 2017.

Fredericksburg Crime Report, 04/25/17

Fredericksburg Antique Mall, 211 William Street, 4/24, 8:30 a.m. The owner reported that an unknown person forced entry into the store through a second-floor window and stole the cash register and merchandise. Upon further investigation, the cash register was located nearby the store with the contents removed.

Inside the Villa Maria, a Georgian Revival mansion in Lynchburg

The Villa Maria's original garden was designed by noted landscape architect Charles Gillette.

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