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Posted on: January 15, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

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COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE: If you are 65 and older and have not already completed the online form for ages 75 and over, or if you have a medical condition that places you at risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19- see list here: htt...
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Posted on: January 14, 2021

MLK Jr. Day Closures

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Spotsylvania County government offices and facilities CLOSED Monday, January 18, 2021, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, EXCEPT Livingston Convenience Center & Landfill, Visitor's Center and Museum, all OPEN regular hours.

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Info

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Find up-to-date info. on COVID-19 vaccinations in our area on the region's health department website in link below, as well as form to sign up to receive alert when vaccine is available to those 65 & up and others with certain medical conditions.

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Treasurer's Office & COR CLOSED

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Effective Monday, January 11, the Treasurer's Office and Office of the Commissioner of Revenue are closed to the public through Monday, February 15, 2021, due to increase in COVID-19 cases in our community. Staff is available during normal busine...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Circuit Court Clerk's Office CLOSED

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Circuit Court Clerk's office CLOSED to the public beginning Mon, 1/11 with restricted functions through 2/15/21, to protect public health & safety during the rapid increase of COVID-19 in our community. Staff available 8-4, Mon-Friday by phone & email.

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Draft Comp Plan Update

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The Spotsylvania County Planning Department invites interested citizens & community stakeholders to review and comment on the Draft Comprehensive Plan Update from 12/16/20 - 1/31/21 through a new interactive website.

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Flood Zones Public Input

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FEMA has recently completed a multi-year project to re-examine Spotsylvania's flood zones and update the county's Special Flood Hazard Maps. The public is invited to participate in a 90-day appeal and comment period beginning December 2, 2020.

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

SBA Working Capital Loans Available in Virginia Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declarat

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit organizations in Virginia due to ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Four Spotsylvania Businesses Recognized in VEDA Cardinal Comeback Series

Four Spotsylvania Businessesrecognized as part of VEDA Cardinal Comeback Series

The cardinal is more than just our mascot and the official state bird of the Commonwealth.

It represents hope. Health. Rejuvenation.

The Virginia Economic Development Association...

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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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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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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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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 17, 2020

Modified Operations

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 Parks and Recreation Covid-19 Update as of Monday, November 30, 2020.

2020-2021 Youth Basketball season has been cancelled

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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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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2020

TOURISM REVENUE TOPS $300 MILLION IN 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.  

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY LANDS OUTPATIENT VA CLINIC

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Carnegie Management announced late yesterday that it has received an award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for development of a major outpatient facility in Spotsylvania County to be leased to the United States government upon completion of c...

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Posted on: September 3, 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: July 29, 2020

SPOTSYLVANIA RECEIVES 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...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

COUNTY ASKS FOR PUBLIC'S HELP FIGHTING COVID-19

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Spotsylvania County asks for help and cooperation from businesses and residents as a critical period in the fight against the spread of novel coronavirus approaches. Experts now predict an earlier peak in COVID-19 cases in Virginia than previously project...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

NEW SIGN POLICY IN EFFECT

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Spotsylvania adopts a revised policy, eliminating any exceptions to enforcement and removal of illegal signs located in the VDOT Right of Way. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the proposal during a meeting Tuesday, February 25, 2020. ...

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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

Sign Up for Notifications

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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.  

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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: October 15, 2019

Water Conservation Initiative

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Water conservation focuses on taking action to improve the effectiveness of water use through various means, either by changing our behaviors or by upgrading our fixtures and equipment. The ultimate goal of water conservation is not to prevent water use, ...

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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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