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Posted on: July 2, 2022

SSASS MOVED TO SUNDAY

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NOTICE: Due to forecast storms this afternoon and evening, the 16th Annual Spotsylvania Stars & Stripes Spectacular has been MOVED to tomorrow's RAIN DATE of Sunday, July 3, 2022, from 4-10 pm in the Courthouse District.

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

July 4th Closures

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All county offices and facilities CLOSED on Monday, July 4, 2022, for Independence Day except parks, visitors center and museum, all open regular hours.

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

New to VRE? Claim Your Free Ride!

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New to VRE? Claim Your Free Ride! 

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is offering new passengers a free roundtrip ticket, as part of its 30th anniversary celebration. While VRE is known for its safe, reliable, comfortable, and convenient commuter ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Convenience Center Delays

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Expect potential delays next 2-4 months at Mine Rd & Lee Hill Convenience Centers during new equipment install for better efficiency and county savings of 100k/yr. Use Chancellor Conv. Ctr. (5917 Harrison Rd) instead or use affected centers Tues-Friday.

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Taxes Past Due

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First half 2022 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes now PAST DUE. Tax bills not paid in full by 6/6/22 due date incur a late payment penalty of 10% assessed on the original tax amount less any tax payments.

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Road Closure

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NOTICE: Amos Lane will be closed to through traffic near the Village Square Shopping Center starting Thursday, March 31, 2022, for an undetermined length of time while undergoing emergency utility repairs.

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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: June 30, 2022

Small Business Spotlight - Massage Therapy Of Fredericksburg

Massage Therapy Of Fredericksburg is a boutique massage therapy practice.  Their practice offers professional therapeutic treatment by licensed massage therapists.  Each service is individually tailored to your needs. They offer a wide r...
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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Ribbon Cutting - Grand Opening of The Store

On Friday, June 24 a ribbon cutting was held celebrating the Grand Opening of The Store.  

They are a family-owned Convenience store located at The Crossroads Station Apartment complex across from the  Spotsylvania VRE commuter station.

Th...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Small Business Spotlight - Volume 11 Music

Volume 11 Music specializes in Guitars, Drums, and Bass Guitars.  They carry instruments for the beginner to pro. They carry your everyday items and a lot of unique brands that you won't see everyday.

For more information please visit the...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Business Spotlight- Virginia Career Works

Virginia Career Works offers a vast array of resources for job seekers and employers.

For job seekers they can help you with many things including: finding the right job, creating or polishing a resume, providing you with access to educational and training...
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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Kalahari Resort & Conventions submits rezoning request

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COUNTY RESPONDS TO KALAHARI REZONING REQUEST

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 ...

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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: 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: June 16, 2022

Convenience Center Delays

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Residents utilizing the Mine Road and Lee Hill Convenience Centers over the next several months will notice potential delays in service as a result of collection method changes at those sites. The sites are being reconfigured to feature at-grade compactor...

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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

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

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

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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: 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: June 3, 2022

Water Quality Report

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We are proud to present our annual water quality report covering the period between January 1 and December 31, 2021.

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Voluntary Watering Schedule

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We ask our citizens to voluntarily participate in the recommended irrigation schedule to reduce peak demand on the water distribution system.  This can help maintain adequate water pressure for you and your neighbors and conserve water. ...

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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: November 22, 2016

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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