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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Tax Bills Due 12/5

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NOTICE: 2nd half real estate & personal property taxes due Monday, 12/5/22. Tax bills not paid in full by due date will incur a late payment penalty of 10% assessed on the original tax amount less any tax payments. Payments must be postmarked by 12/5/22.

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Farmers Market Open

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Spotsylvania Farmers Market OPEN every Saturday 8am-1pm at the Route 3/Gordon Rd VDOT Commuter Lot from April 9 - December 17 and Wednesdays May 4 - September 7 from 2pm-6pm at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

FAMPO East-West Mobility's Study Roadway Report & Survey

FAMPO is inviting the public to comment on the East-West Mobility's Study Roadway Report as well as take a survey about the projects proposed within the report.  Links can be found below.
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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Ribbon Cutting - Grand Opening Of Real Property Management Regions

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A ribbon cutting was held on October 26 celebrating the Grand Opening of Real Property Management Regions.  They are the affordable solution to managing real estate in Spotsylvania and the surrounding areas.  Real Property Management Reg...
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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Ribbon Cutting - Grand Opening of CMS Mortgage Solutions, Inc. & Realty One Group Unified

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Celebrating the Grand Opening of CMS Mortgage Solutions, Inc. & Angela Jernigan Realty One Group Unified's First Office in the Fredericksburg Region!  Over 25 years ago Corrina Carter star...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Ribbon Cutting - Grand Re-Opening of Paragon Village Theatres

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A ribbon cutting was held on Friday, October 14 celebrating the Grand Re-opening of Paragon Village Theatres and introducing their new Lux Box and Axis 15 Extreme Cinema Experiences and Penny Lanes' New Sync and Spark Bowling Games.

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Ribbon Cutting for Grand Opening of Matern's Staffing New Headquarters in Spotsylvania

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A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday, October 20 celebrating the Grand Opening of Matern Staffing new headquarters right here in Spotsylvania.  
Whether you are looking for a job or are looking to increase your talent pool, Matern Staffing can he...
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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Grand Re-Opening Of Paragon Theatres Ribbon Cutting

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A ribbon cutting was held on Friday, October 14 celebrating the Grand Re-opening of Paragon Village Theatres and introducing their new Lux Box and Axis 15 Extreme Cinema Experiences and Penny Lanes' New Sync and Spark Bowling Games.

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

TRUCKERS... We need your help!

Our trucking bottlenecks on major corridors impact the lives and income of professional drivers and operators. We want to hear from the operators whose lives and income are dependent on commercial freight in order to inform decision-makers. If you are an ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

John J. Wright: a Hometown Hero

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Every week in the month of February, the Spotsylvania County Museum is featuring notable historical figures who are from or have impacted Spotsylvania County to honor Black History Month. 

On November 18, 1863, Louisa Alsop gave birth to a son, Jo...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

The Generations of LeVar Burton

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Every week in the month of February, the Spotsylvania County Museum is featuring notable historical figures who are from or have impacted Spotsylvania County to honor Black History Month.  

LeVar Burton’s work in entertainment h...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

Alex Haley Discovers His Roots in Spotsylvania

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Every week in the month of February, the Spotsylvania County Museum is featuring notable historical figures who are from or have impacted Spotsylvania County to honor Black History Month. 

During the eight consecutive nights between January 23 and...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Around the Archives: Jo-Joy the Jack-in-the-Box

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Americans let out a collective sigh of relief on September 2, 1945, and just a few months later, still in the midst of a victory celebration, the United States rang in its first Christmas after World War II. Coming off the cusp...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

From the Collections - "The Whistling Cat"

In the late 1920’s, and thru the 1930’s, Americans looked forward to reading their magazines each month.  Publications such as Life, Look, Atlantic Monthly and National Geographic were the most famous.  But adults and...

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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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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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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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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: February 24, 2022

HISTORICAL CIVIL WAR SWORD RETURNS HOME TO SPOTSY

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A Civil War sword that was found just after the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House has recently made the long journey home to Spotsylvania County. The artifact and its matching scabbard arrived at the Spotsylvania County Museum on Valentine’s Da...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

COUNTY'S NEWEST PARK OPENS IN SPOTSYLVANIA

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The county’s newest park officially opens in Spotsylvania. A ribbon cutting was held November 17, 2022, marking the opening of Keswick Park, nestled on 36-acres within the Keswick community development.

 The park located at 7710 Folkston...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

TOURISM REVENUES SURPASS PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS

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Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) announced October 4, 2022, that travelers to Virginia spent $69 million a day in 2021, up from $48 million in 2020. Virginia’s tourism revenues also reached $25.2 billion in 2021, marking an 87% recovery to pre...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

SPOTSY VISITORS CENTER IS 3RD IN STATE TO SELL WINE

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The Spotsylvania County Visitors Center has become the third visitors center in the Commonwealth of Virginia to sell unopened, locally-produced wines in its gift shop. The move is an effort to support local wineries and provide a convenience to guests and...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY PUBLISHES CHILDREN'S BOOK

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The Spotsylvania Community Engagement & Tourism Department has published a children’s book entitled “Find Your Spot” that follows a puppy named “Spot” through an array of exciting destinations in Spots...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

16th ANNUAL SPOTSY STARS & STRIPES SPECTACULAR

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The 16th Annual Spotsylvania Stars & Stripes Spectacular returns to the Courthouse District following a two-year hiatus on Saturday, July 2, 2022, from 4-10 p.m. The event held at historic Spotsylvania Courthouse, the Holbert Building, Spotsylvania El...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

COUNTY RESPONDS TO KALAHARI REZONING REQUEST

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Kalahari Resort and Conventions announced earlier today its intention to explore the possibility of opening the company’s fifth location in the Thornburg area of Spotsylvania County. The water park resort chain filed a rezoning application with ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

HISTORICAL CIVIL WAR SWORD RETURNS HOME TO SPOTSY

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A Civil War sword that was found just after the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House has recently made the long journey home to Spotsylvania County. The artifact and its matching scabbard arrived at the Spotsylvania County Museum on Valentine’s Da...

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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: November 22, 2016

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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: October 24, 2022

Spotsylvania Has a Vibe for Every Bride

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No matter what vibe the bride is trying to catch for her big day, Spotsylvania has just the venue to serve as the launch pad to all her dreams coming true.

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If the bride feels like her most authentic self while frolicking in a field with a band of flowe...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Experience Spotsylvania from All Vantage Points This Fall

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No matter if you like to explore by air, land, or sea, Spotsylvania, Virginia has an adventure with your name on it.

If you prefer to adventure on the ground, check out Spotsylvania Courthouse Battlefield Trails Loop. A 4.9-mile loop mixed with trails and ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Take a Culinary Trip Around the World (Without a Passport) in Spotsylvania

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You really don’t feel like cooking tonight. You want to eat out at a place with some ethnic flair, but where do you go? Should you go to a place you frequent or try some place new? If you try some place new, how can you possibly navigate the men...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

The Ultimate Kids Summer Bucket List

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Summer is here and it’s time to get the kids outside in Spotsylvania County. There’s just so much to do, like paddling, hiking, swimming and fishing. If you need ideas, we’ve got ideas. Take a look at these 25 must-do activit...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Move Over, Gals – It’s Time for Guys’ Day Out at These Spotsylvania Wineries

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Women and wine seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly for a “Girls’ Night Out.” But who’s to say guys can’t enjoy a nice glass of vino too? Spotsylvania, Virginia, is home to a host of v...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Have Some Fun on Spotsylvania’s Waterfront This Spring & Summer

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The temperature is rising, the days are getting longer, and the school days are ticking down – spring and summer are upon us! If this time of the year is your favorite time to get out and on the water, Spotsylvania, Virginia has you covered. See...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Recharge with the Whole Family This Spring in Spotsylvania

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If you have little ones, your home is probably filled with chatter of all the wants and wishes they have for that week. If you’re looking for a range of action-packed options, Spotsylvania, Virginia, should be on your radar for your family&r...

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

Have the TIME of Your Life in Spotsylvania This February

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The month of February is upon us - otherwise known as the month of love. Grocery stores covered with red and pink confections, fresh roses on city corners, and restaurants aglow with the soft flicker of candlelight conjure a warmth in the heart. Whether y...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Find Your Holiday Spirit in Spotsy (2021)

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This year, it’s beginning to look a little bit more like the Christmas we love to celebrate. Many of the area’s beloved holiday traditions are finally making a return in the form of safe public gatherings and local events. Whether you&...

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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: July 12, 2021

Virginia Environmental Excellence Program E3 Status

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DEQ's VEEP awards Spotsylvania County Utilities E3 status.

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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 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: July 1, 2021

Call Before You Dig!

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To avoid damaging underground utility lines and for your safety, contact Virginia 811 before you start your project. Dial 1-800-552-7001 to have public utility lines marked before starting any outdoor excavation, digging, construction or demolition.

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