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Posted on: January 18, 2022

FREE At-Home COVID Tests

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Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Convenience Center Updates

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No brush drop-off Berkeley Conv Ctr until further notice. Take to Livingston Landfill(6241 Massey Rd). Chancellor Conv Ctr/Harrison Rd brush drop-off resumes 1/19. Trailers over 12’ long, stake-bed trucks & 5th wheel trailers redirected to landfill.

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Bag Tax Error

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Some county businesses have been collecting $.05 tax on plastic bags for certain items in error due to apparent confusion over being physically located in Spotsy w/ Fredericksburg mailing address. Businesses notified the county has not adopted this tax.

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Jeff Davis Hwy Name Change

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Businesses and residents living along Route 1, will receive a new street name and possibly a new numbered address by the first of the year. Effective 1/1/22, Jefferson Davis Highway's name changes to Patriot Hwy at the direction of the General Assembly.

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Cigarette Tax Begins 1/1/22

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Spotsylvania’s cigarette sales & use tax begins 1/1/22. Tax of 30-cent per 20-pack & 2 cents per cigarette in fewer or more than 20-count packs, will be administered & enforced by the Northern Virginia Cigarette Tax Board. NVCTB to contact vendors soon.

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

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

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Object Catalog: 2011.001.202

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: 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: January 20, 2022

COUNTY MOURNS PASSING OF FIRE BATTALION CHIEF

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It is with deep sorrow and a heavy heart that the Spotsylvania Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management announces the passing of Battalion Chief Gary C. Campbell on January 20, 2022, following a valiant battle with a sudden illness.
Gary was tru...
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Posted on: January 5, 2022

COUNTY FORMS WINTER STORM TASK FORCE

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Spotsylvania County teams up with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and the Virginia Department of Transportation to help clear remaining extensive storm damage throughout the county and aid in power restoration. The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Offic...

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Posted on: October 30, 2021

COUNTY MOURNS LOSS OF BOS VICE CHAIR BARRY JETT

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Spotsylvania is deeply saddened to report the passing of one of our own, Vice Chairman of the County’s Board of Supervisors, Barry K. Jett, who represented the Livingston District for nearly two years. Mr. Jett, 61, passed away October 29, 2021,...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

SPOTSY MARKS COUNTY'S 300th ANNIVERSARY 9/25

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The Spotsylvania County Community Engagement  & Tourism Department marks the county's 300th Anniversary during a celebration Saturday, September 25, 2021, in the Historic Courthouse District beginning at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

SPOTSY ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS TO COURTHOUSE 8/14-15

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Spotsylvania is teaming up with JART, Inc., for the 3rd annual Spotsy Arts Festival on Saturday, August 14th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 15th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Bring the entire family and enjoy an array of art --everything fr...

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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 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: January 14, 2022

No Brush - Chancellor Convenience Center Notice

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Effective 1/15/22, brush drop-off is temporarily suspended at the Chancellor Convenience Center on Harrison Road. Residents can dispose of brush at the Livingston Landfill, located at 6241 Massey Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia, Monday through Sunday, 7:00 a...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

No Brush - Berkeley Convenience Center Notice

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Spotsylvania County is suspending brush collection at the Berkeley Convenience Center until further notice as the site is now at capacity. Residents are asked to go to the Livingston Landfill located at 6241 Massey Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia, Monday-Sun...

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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: 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: 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, 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: January 18, 2022

No Brush - Berkeley Convenience Center Notice

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Spotsylvania County is suspending brush collection at the Berkeley Convenience Center until further notice as the site is now at capacity. Residents are asked to go to the Livingston Landfill located at 6241 Massey Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia, Monday-Sun...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

No Brush - Chancellor Convenience Center Notice

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Effective 1/15/22, brush drop-off is temporarily suspended at the Chancellor Convenience Center on Harrison Road. Residents can dispose of brush at the Livingston Landfill, located at 6241 Massey Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia, Monday through Sunday, 7:00 a...

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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: October 26, 2021

Winterize Your Plumbing Pipes Before Freezing Temperatures Have You Scrambling

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When temperatures plummet, the risk of your pipes freezing and bursting skyrockets. According to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, burst pipes are one of the most common causes of property damage during frigid weather and can cause tho...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Routine Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing

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Routine Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing begins 9/13/21. In advance of testing in an area, crews will place lighted message boards displaying the dates for testing. Customers may see non-toxic smoke coming from vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground aro...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Virginia Environmental Excellence Program E3 Status

VEEP E3 Certificate Spotsylvania County Utilities

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 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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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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