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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Phase 1c Vaccinations Begin

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VDH's Rappahannock Area Health District (RAHD) begins vaccinating essential workers in Phase 1c beginning Thursday, 3/25/21. RAHD will continue to prioritize vaccination for anyone in Phase 1a and 1b who registers to receive it.

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Apply FREE Refuse Decals

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Starting May 1, no-cost decals are required to use county-owned convenience centers & the Livingston landfill. Residential-use only with a maximum of 5 free decals. Residents strongly encouraged to apply for FREE decals online due to pandemic.

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Spring Flushing Program

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Annual Water Main Flushing program begins 3/15/2021 - During the flushing period, a change is made in the water treatment process to facilitate an effective flushing program. Customers may notice a slight chlorine taste and smell in their tap water.

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Small Business Reimbursement Program

The Spotsylvania County Economic Development Department has been authorized by the Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors to administer a small business reimbursement program, to assist small businesses with unexpected expenses that have been incurred d...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Merchant Square Main Lobby to be Temporarily Closed

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Beginning Monday, March 15 through the end of June, the front entrance to the Merchant’s Square building will be closed due to construction on the first floor of the building.  Signs will direct Community Development and Social Services customers...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Small Business Reimbursement Program

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The Spotsylvania County Economic Development Department has been authorized by the Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors to administer a small business reimbursement program, to assist small businesses with unexpected expenses that have been incurred d...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Merchant Square Main Lobby to be Temporarily Closed

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Beginning Monday, March 15 through the end of June, the front entrance to the Merchant’s Square building will be closed due to construction on the first floor of the building.  Signs will direct Community Development and Social Services customers...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Momma Cut His Curls!

A favorite practice that continues today is to save the hair from a child’s first haircut.  Among the collections of the Spotsylvania County Museum is an artifact of that time-savored tradition. George William Pound was born on December 13, 1899....

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Museum - Historical Articles
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Stapleton Crutchfield Jr.’s Mill

Grist Mills were an important part of the development of our region. The vast archival holdings of the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center (CRHC) provide researchers and historians a glimpse into an almost forgotten part of our heritage.  Few ea...

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Museum - Historical Articles
Posted on: October 9, 2020

From Cadet to Judge

Judge Robert Emmett Waller was born at Hillsborough, near Partlow on December 10, 1845, son of Dr. Nelson Samuel and Mary Hampton (de Jarnette) Waller. His early education consisted of private instruction from John C. Pettus, a lawyer and graduate of the ...

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Museum - Historical Articles
Posted on: September 28, 2020

The Block House

The “Block House” (pictured) was one of the most distinct structures in Spotsylvania’s history. How it acquired its name is subject to speculation. One account in the museum’s archives said it was built as a fort to...

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Museum - Historical Articles
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Kalmbach's Mill

Charles L. Kalmbach was born in Um, Prussia in 1830, the son of Charles A. and Natalia Kalmbach.  He immigrated to America in 1847, and was educated as an engineer and worked on several construction projects in New York City.  His name i...

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Museum - Historical Articles
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Places from the Past

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Beverley Stanard built “Roxbury” around 1743.  Stanard owned 2,000 acres between the Ni and Po rivers. 

The home (photo circa 1880) burned in 1920. The home site and cemetery near Thornburgh Elementary School is now ow...

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Museum - Historical Articles
Posted on: November 14, 2019

A Changing Landscape

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From the Museum Archives.  In 1880, the area in Spotsylvania Court House village started to change.  It began with subdividing part of the land associated with the historic "Spotswood Inn".  Originally a 1,000 acre tra...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Spotsylvania 300th Lecture: Early Spotsylvania Government

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Learn the history of early Spotsylvania County from Terry Dougherty, curator of the Spotsylvania County Museum as a part of the Spotsylvania 300th Lecture Series. This presentation was hosted by the Central Rappahannock Regional Library on Facebook Live.

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

County Museum Reopens in New Location

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The Spotsylvania County Museum reopens September 4, 2020, in its new home in the former Lick Run Community Center at First Day of Chancellorsville Park located at 6159 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

The new location is on eight acres owned by Spotsy...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

COVID-19 OPERATING INFORMATION

Please continue to practice proper social distancing when visiting parks. Park visitors should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Maintain a minimum distance of 6-feet from others.
  • Avoid touching shared surfaces.
  • Wash and/or saniti...
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Posted on: April 2, 2021

5G HIGH SPEED INTERNET COMES TO RURAL SPOTSY

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 Rural residents of Spotsylvania County have access to expanded 5G high-speed internet service thanks to the county’s new partnership with DataStream Broadband, Incorporated, marking the first time 5G service is offered in rural Virginia. Broadba...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

SPOTSY "TO GO!" RESTAURANT WEEK MARCH 5-14

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Join the Spotsylvania Community Engagement & Tourism Department, as we celebrate the best of Spotsy’s “TO GO!” services by ordering take out, delivery or curbside pickup from a number of locally-owned restaurants, March 5-14.Try 5 different spots (be ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

CONVENIENCE CENTERS & LANDFILL DECAL REQUIREMENT

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Per the Board of Supervisor’s request and approval, effective May 1, 2021, residents of Spotsylvania County that wish to dispose of household trash and recycling at any of the county's convenience centers or the Livingston landfill, must obtain and perman...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

SPOTSY SMALL BUSINESS COVID-19 GRANT PROGRAM

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The Spotsylvania County Economic Development Department has been authorized by the Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors to administer a small business reimbursement program to assist small businesses with unexpected expenses that have been incurred du...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

SPOTSY ARTS FESTIVAL NABS AWARD 2ND YEAR IN A ROW

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The Spotsylvania Arts Festival is recognized for the second year in a row by a marketing association supporting Virginia's tourism industry. The Virginia Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (VADMO), an association supporting destination mar...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Residential Refuse Decal Program

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If you are a Spotsylvania County resident or property owner that uses the County-owned convenience centers and Livingston landfill, you can obtain your Residential Refuse Decal through the Treasurer's office at no cost by filling out the application.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Recyclables

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Last year our county achieved an overall recycling rate of 33%. Find out what you can and cannot recycle.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Stay in the know by signing up for our email or text notifications.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Household Hazardous Waste

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Need to dispose of oil-based paint? What about household batteries? Find out how to dispose of your household hazardous waste.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Classroom Visits

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Each year the Solid Waste Division provides teachers an Environmental Education Guide that provides interesting, hands-on learning opportunities. Invite our staff to your classroom today!

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

10k Tourism Grant

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Spotsylvania County has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available to Virginia’s Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) across the Commonwealth that have been...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Tourism Tops $300 Million 2019

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Tourism revenue for Spotsylvania County reached more than $303 million in 2019, a three percent increase over 2018. Local tourism-supported jobs totaled almost 3,200 while local tourism-related taxes were nearly $6 million.  

Acc...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Museum Reopens New Location

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The Spotsylvania County Museum reopens September 4, 2020, in its new home in the former Lick Run Community Center at First Day of Chancellorsville Park located at 6159 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.The new location is on eight acres owned by Spotsy...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Treat Your Sewer Pipes Right

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Help keep your sanitary sewer flowing! Learn how to protect the sanitary sewers and the environment by preventing sewer backups and overflows.

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Voluntary Watering Schedule

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We ask our citizens to avoid watering lawns and landscaping between the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and to voluntarily participate in the recommended irrigation schedule to reduce peak demand on the water distribution system.  Th...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Annual Spring Hydrant Flushing Underway

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Annual Water Main Flushing program began on 3/15/2021 - During the flushing period, a change is made in the water treatment process to facilitate an effective flushing program. Customers may notice a slight chlorine taste and smell in their tap water.

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Water Conservation Initiative

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The ultimate goal of water conservation is not to prevent water use, but to maximize efficiency and the benefit from each gallon used. Spotsylvania County Utilities Water Conservation Initiative is established as a proactive approach to manage demand.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Sign Up for eBilling

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Be more environmentally friendly by going paperless and sign up for eBilling.

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Companies Providing In-Home Water Sampling

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It has recently come to our attention that some neighborhoods within the Spotsylvania County Utility service area are being offered free in-home water testing. Sample vials offering free water tests are dropped off to residences and businesses. These vial...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Water Savings Tip

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Leaking toilets can waste 14,000 gallons of water per day and cost consumers hundreds of dollars a month on their water and sewer bills. To detect a slow leak, put food coloring in the toilet tank and wait up to 12 hours without flushing. If the water in ...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

WaterSmart Program

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In 2018, Spotsylvania County Utilities began replacing their analog water meters with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology to be able to view and track water usage in real-time. With the completion of the installation of over 31,000 automated...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Call Before You Dig

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The Virginia Underground Damage Protection Act requires excavators, contractors,
and property owners to call VA 811 (or 1-800-552-7001) before starting any outdoor construction, excavation, digging or demolition.

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