About Spotsylvania

With over 400 square miles of natural beauty and unique attractions, SpotsylvaniaA tree in front of a building in Spotsylvania County is an inspiring destination that stirs visitors to explore what it offers for adventure, sightseeing and recreation.

Crossroads of the Civil War

Known as the "Crossroads of the Civil War," Spotsylvania County is especially rich in history. The County welcomes visitors to Civil War Historic Sites and Battlefields, including Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Court House and Wilderness. In the Spotsylvania Courthouse Historic District, the Historic Courthouse, Old Jail and Berea Church are among the many scenic attractions. The Spotsylvania County Museum covers the history of the County from the early Native Americans to the reconstruction period after the Civil War and beyond.

Lake Anna

Lake Anna offers 13,000 acres of swimming, sailing, water-skiing and sport fishing. There are additional nature and outdoors sites, like the Ni River Reservoir and the Hunting Run Reservoir. At the Lake Anna State Park, visitors and the community enjoy the following activities:

  • Bicycling
  • Camping
  • Hiking/walking trails
  • Horseback riding
  • Picnicking

Community Gatherings

Community gathering places for sports, music and other outdoor activities include the County's award-winning Patriot Park and the popular Loriella Park, with its lighted sports fields and swimming pool.


Spotsylvania County blends beautiful rural landscapes with an energetic, growing community. It is one of Virginia's fastest-growing counties, largely because of its desirable location along Interstate 95, midway between metropolitan Washington, D.C, and Richmond. The 2010 U.S. Census figures indicate an estimated County population of 122,397.

Economic Growth

The growing Spotsylvania community has attracted many dynamic commercial and retail businesses that serve area residents and visitors. Please visit the Spotsylvania Economic Development website for more information about business opportunities in the County.

Whether you are here for just the day, a couple nights or simply passing through, there is always a reason to stop in Spotsylvania. Visit VisitSpotsy.com and take a closer look at what makes Spotsylvania unique. With its mix of landmarks, attractions, history and beautiful rural landscapes, you are sure to FIND YOUR SPOT!