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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Absentee/Early Voting Satellite Office

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Spotsylvania County Office of Elections is offering Absentee/Early voting in a separate location suitable for social distancing and allowing abundant parking. 

  • Absentee/Early voting begins September 18, 2020
  • Location to vote: 4924 Southpoint Parkwa...
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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Swimming Advisories

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Notice 9/8/20: Swimming advisories for Upper Pamunkey Branch of Lake Anna, including Terry’s Run lifted after testing shows safe cyanobacteria levels. Swimming advisories for Middle Pamunkey and Upper North Anna Branches remain in place in Spots...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Spotsylvania Farmers Market

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One of the largest farmers markets in the region, Spotsylvania Farmers Market is a food and farms marketplace. We have two vibrant markets: a Saturday morning market located at the Commuter Lot at Route 3/Gordon Road and a Wednesday afternoon market in fr...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

National Small Business Week, September 22-24

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration and cosponsors will host all virtual events on September 22-24, 2020. This year’s National Small Business Week activities will include num...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Free Lance-Star launching Local Business Stimulus program

The Free Lance-Star is launching a Local Business Stimulus program. They will be providing matching advertising credits for use in The Free Lance–Star’s print and digital publications to eligible local businesses. Grants will range fro...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Virginia named #1 state for cybersecurity

"Virginia has taken a leadership position in cloud computing and cybersecurity, edging out Texas this year as the top-ranked state in BF’s Cybersecurity Leaders ranking. Virginia is at the forefront of talent development in this red-hot gro...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Virginia SBDC Announces Post-Pandemic Webinar Series

The Virginia Small Business Development Center will begin a new weekly webinar series focused around helping businesses recover and become more resilient if faced with another pandemic/disaster. The webinar series will begin August 6 and go through Octobe...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Volunteer with Us

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As one of the nation's fastest-growing counties, Spotsylvania needs dedicated volunteers to serve as firefighters, EMS providers, and support personnel.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Product Recalls

Spotsylvania Virginia Fire Rescue Emergency

Find a listing of products that have had recalls issued due to safety concerns.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Health & Safety Resources

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Learn how to spot the warning signs of a heart attack, the symptoms of high blood pressure, and more.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Emergency Notifications

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Stay up to date on the latest news and emergency information by signing up for SpotsyAlerts.

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News Flash

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: 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: November 22, 2016

Make a Donation

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When you give to the museum, you are helping to preserve, protect, and display our county's history. Every gift is tax-deductible and the impact reaches not only our county residents but also those from all over who visit.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Become a Member

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Consider becoming a member of the Spotsylvania Historical Association to help preserve and promote our county's history.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Modified Operations

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 Parks and Recreation Covid-19 Update as of Wednesday, August 5, 2020.2020 Youth Football, Flag Football and Cheerleading season has been cancelled.2020 Youth Fall Soccer Season has been cancelled.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation

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News Flash

Posted on: September 11, 2020

BRIDGE HONORS FALLEN ARMY RANGER ON 9/11

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Memorial signs honoring a Massaponax High School graduate who passed on a football scholarship to serve his country during wartime were dedicated during a ceremony earlier today on the 19th anniversary of 9/11. Several speakers offered words to the family...

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Press Releases
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 30, 2020

HOMETOWN HEROES BANNER PROGRAM

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The Departments of Community Engagement and Tourism are proud to honor our servicemen and women by facilitating the Spotsylvania Hometown Heroes Program. This program is a community memorial to those who have served our country through the years. The Home...

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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: May 15, 2020

COUNTY BUILDINGS REOPEN 5/18 WITH LIMITED ACCESS

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Spotsylvania County buildings and offices reopen to the public Monday, May 18, with limited access and social distancing, after being closed to visitors since March 20, due to COVID-19. Phase One of the Governor’s Forward Virginia reopening plan...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

COVID-19 OUTBREAK REPORTED IN SPOTSYLVANIA STORE

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The Rappahannock Area Health District confirms that several employees of the Aldi grocery store in the Four Mile Fork area of Spotsylvania have tested positive for COVID-19. This the first COVID-19 outbreak reported in the localities covered by the health...

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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: April 6, 2020

COUNTY MOURNS SECOND COVID-19-RELATED DEATH

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The Rappahannock Area Health District is reporting its second COVID-19-related death. The announcement was made late yesterday. The death is that of a male Spotsylvania County resident in his 50’s.

 “We are saddened by the news...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

COUNTY MOURNS FIRST COVID-19-RELATED DEATH

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Today, the Rappahannock Area Health District is reporting its first COVID-19-related death. Though not yet reported on the Virginia Department of Health website, this appears to be the 35th death in the Commonwealth of Virginia due to COVID-19.

The death i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS TAKEOUT WEEK 3/30-4/5

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Spotsylvania County, Virginia Restaurant/Lodging/Tourism Association (VRLTA), and Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) team up for this first-ever "Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week,"  March 30 to April 5, 2020.  Vir...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

COUNTY OFFICES CLOSED TO PUBLIC

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Spotsylvania announces the closures of all county buildings to the public, beginning 8 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, until further notice. The action is in response to continued concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19. The closures...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION COVID-19

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Spotsylvania County declares a local state of emergency in response to growing concerns over the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). County Administrator Edward Petrovitch made the announcement Tuesday evening, March 17, 2020, during a special ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

SPOTSYLVANIA COVID-19 CASE

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The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announces that a Spotsylvania County resident has tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), confirming the fifth "presumptive positive" case in the state. The positive result returned Monday...

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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: August 9, 2019

SPOTSYLVANIA EARNS AAA RATING FROM STANDARD & POOR’S

Spotsylvania, Va. – August 9, 2019 –Spotsylvania County is very pleased to announce that its General Obligationbond rating has been upgraded to AAA by Standard & Poor’s.This is the highest possible rating and comes after ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2019

2018 SPOTSY ARTS FESTIVAL WINS VIRGO AWARD

Spotsylvania, Va. – May 28, 2019 –Spotsylvania County’s Department of Economic Development & Tourism and The Virginia Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (VADMO), an association supporting destination marke...

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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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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: September 16, 2020

Hometown Heroes Banner Deadline Extended

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The deadline for submitting your Hometown Heroes application has been extended until September 30, 2020.  You still have time to fill out the application and submit it to the Visitor Center or register online at the Hometown Heroes page on VisitS...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Spotsylvania Visitor Center Reopening

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The Spotsylvania Visitor Center reopens to the public Friday, June 12. Temporary hours are Monday- Friday 9 AM to 4:30 PM and Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM. The Visitor Center has implemented changes to ensure a safe experience for guests. Only one promotional br...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Spotsylvania Museum Is Moving

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The Spotsylvania Museum will be located in the former Lick Run Community Center on Plank Road, Rt 3,

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

No Phones in Work Zones

Starting July 1, 2019, it is against Virginia law to hold a handheld personal communications device while driving through a highway work zone. Offenders will be fined $250.

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Sanitary Sewer Pipeline Rehabilitation Project

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Grantwood Acres & Crown Grant Subdivisions Sanitary Sewer Pipeline Rehabilitation Project

Contractor – Standard Pipeline Services, LLC

Duration of Project – 9/3/2020 - 9/30/2020

The Project will consist of closed-circuit TV work, clea...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Voluntary Watering Schedule

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* Customers may irrigate on Wednesday as an alternate day.

Please avoid watering between peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.

By following the voluntary lawn and landscaping watering schedule, you can help maintain adequate water pressure for you an...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Please Do Not Flush These

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We urge our citizens to be careful what you flush down your toilet. Learn more about what you can do to protect your sanitary sewer pipes and the community's infrastructure.

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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

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: 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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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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