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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
Northern Virginia's Alexandria inches forward on name change for Jefferson Davis Highway

A group of University of Mary Washington students has asked Fredericksburg City Council to rename Jefferson Davis Highway. The city of Alexandria in northern Virginia has already voted to change the name of their portion of Jefferson Davis Highway.

VA: City Council Eyeing FRED Bus Fare Hike

City Council will hold a public hearing on FREDericksburg Regional Transit's and the Public Transit Advisory Board's request to raise fares when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Council chambers in City Hall, 715 Princess Anne St. If approved at the June 13 meeting, regular service single fare would increase from $1 to $1.25. It would be the first time that fare has gone up since July 2013.

Fredericksburg Crime Report, 05/22/17

Patrol responded and found multiple shell casings located in the area between Newell Street and Davies Court. Two vehicles were struck by bullets.

Friends of Spotsylvania shooting victim speak out

Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office representatives respond to an apparent shooting off Gordon Road. Authorities said the shooting was the result of a boundary dispute between neighbors.

Fredericksburg celebrates 250th anniversary with 'party for the people'

About 40 years ago, downtown Fredericksburg was festooned with banners and balloons. It was the city's birthday celebration, and more than 1,000 people gathered in the streets to watch performances, listen to music and dance.

Police report two cases of gunshots being fired in city

Police are investigating two instances of shots being fired on back-to-back days in the same area of Fredericksburg. The first instance involved reports of shots being fired at the corner of Newell Street and New Kent Street about 12:10 a.m. Thursday.

Wet and cloudy for the first part of the work week

The rain Fredericksburg is experiencing this morning will only take a short break this afternoon and evening before starting up again overnight. A cold front entering West Virginia as I write this will reach the I-95 corridor tonight and stall out close by, keeping the rain-making machine in action for the 'Burg.

Funeral held for youngster who accidentally died in Orange

A funeral for a young boy who accidentally shot himself last week took place Sunday in Fredericksburg. 4-year-old Cole James Clark died a week ago, after he grabbed a gun and was fatally wounded at a home on Mine Run Road in Orange County.

Along the Maury River, a community is divided over a dam

Nat Leonhardt, of Lexington, and his friends Dawn Treneman-Jones and Jerami Jones, of Asheville, N.C., and dog, Murphy, have a picnic along the Maury River at Jordan's Point in Lexington on May 15. The city is considering whether to remove a dam along the river here.

VA: Low Gas Prices Cut Into Fredericksburg-Area's Gas Tax Revenues

May 21--While drivers like cheap gas, the low prices at the pump have caused headaches for localities that are partners with the Virginia Railway Express commuter train service. Ridership is strong and VRE has plans to grow, but a big source of revenue for member localities has fallen off the rails since the summer of 2014, leading to the loss of millions of expected dollars, according to a report presented last week by the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization at its Policy Committee meeting.

Spotsylvania Arrest Blotter, May 11, 2017 - " May 19, 2017

On 05/16/17, Deputy Perkins arrested Michael Jones of Spotsylvania for Grand Larceny in the 11900 block of Main Street. On 05/16/2017, Deputy Wine arrested Glen Honesty of Spotsylvania for Felony Grand Larceny in the 12100 Gordon Road.

Scarce sunshine and lots of rain is on the way to Fredericksburg

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Scarce sunshine and rain will characterize this week in Fredericksburg

Today - Sunday - will be dry with some peeks of sunshine and high temperatures just over 70 degrees. The backdoor cold front that ushered in the current version of "Da Wedge" is now parked over far southwestern Virginia, draping from there down across the Carolinas.

Healthy Lifestyle Expo kicks off Historic Half with CPR demos and more

Angie Orth of North Carolina goes through CPR training with the help of Cogent Steps physical therapist Angelique Bannister during the Marine Corps Historic Half & Healthy Lifestyle Expo at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center in Fredericksburg on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Cogent Steps paramedic Andrew Niemann shows six-month-old Trace Bishop an infant CPR training doll as his dad Skip holds him during the Marine Corps Historic Half & Healthy Lifestyle Expo at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center in Fredericksburg on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Paul Sullivan: Headline here

There have been a few guidebooks to rail trails floating around my house for years, but I'd never come across one on Virginia's rail trails that I wanted to buy. Anybody with an interest in history or hiking will want to pick up a copy of this terrific guide, particularly if their historic interests lean toward railroading and/or the Civil War.

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Marine overcomes head injury to train for Marine Corps Semper 5ive

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