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County History
Established in 1721 from Essex, King and Queen and King William Counties, the county was named  for Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood.  During the Civil War, many battles were fought in this County, including Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Courthouse and The Wilderness.  During the Battle of Chancellorsville, Stonewall Jackson was shot and mortally wounded in Spotsylvania County.  Confederate Soldiers from North Carolina, mistook Stonewall Jackson for a Federal Patrol and shot him in the arm.  While his arm was amputated, he did not recover and died from pneumonia a few days later.

Alsop - Arcadia - Artillery Ridge - Bells Crossroad - Belmont - Blades Corner - Brandon - Brockroad - Brokenburg - Carters Store - Chancellor - Chancellorsville - Chewnings Corner - Cookstown - Dunavant - Five Mile Fork - Four Mile Fork - Granite Springs - Lanes Corner - Leavells - Lewiston - Margo - Marye - Massaponax - McHenry - Old Trap - Olivers Corner - Partlow - Paytes - Post Oak - Shady Grove Corner - Snell - Spotsylvania Courthouse - Stubbs - Thornburg - Todds Tavern

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park


Online Data


Death Records

Family Bibles

County History

School Records

County Updates
Nov 2014
Misc News, Jackson, Dodson, and Willoughby Obits

Sept 2014
Article - The Latest Freshet
Bowman Obit

Apr 2014
1883 Pensioners

Sept 2013
Culp Obit
Nov 2012
The Following Obituaries:
Beasley, Charles E.
Beatty, Robert A.
Beezley, Mrs. Henry G.
Bell, Anna J.
Brockman, M. W.
Brook, Hon. Francis L.
Brooks, John J.
Butzner, William J.
Carnoham, Mrs. George
Chapman, P. H.
Chewning, W. O.
Clark, Mrs. Blanche N.
Crutchfield, Captain Charles B.
Crutchfield, Eustace Stapleton
Crutchfield, Maj. Stephen
Curtis, Mrs. Lou Sorrell 
Diggs, Mrs. James P.
Downer, Mrs. Sallie H.
Durrett, Mrs. Fannie
Duval, Robert Cammack
Edenton, Judd and Davis
Etches, Major Charles R.
Eubank, R. L.
Faulkner, Mrs. Alma
Fleming, Mrs. John
Gee, Mrs. Ellen C.
Gordon, Thos. H.
Green, Mrs. Annie E.
Haislip, Mrs. Ora Isabelle
Harrison, Mary G.
Hart, Robert C. "Cush"
Hawkins, John S.
Haynes, Cornelius
Hicks, F. W.
Hicks, John R.
Hirth, Mrs. Margaret
Holloday, Elizabeth
Howard, Vernon
Jennings, Robert A.
Jerrell, John B.
Jett, J. W.
Jett, May Belle
Johnson, Mrs. Louise N.
Leathers, William P.
Leavell, Mrs. Roberta Gayle
Lippincott, Charles
Luck, John T
Mason, J. W.
McDougal, Mrs. Susie C.
McGee, Mrs. Roy Cooke
Mills, Mrs. William W.
Morton, Mrs. Caroline Dickenson
Murphy, Annie
Nolan, William F.
Pates, Roy Cooke
Pendleton, Jennie
Poole, William
Pryor, O. M.
Reed, Mrs. Charles
Riely, Fenny V
Scales, Mrs. Sallie Martin
Selden, Robert F. Esq.
Smith, Mrs. Lillie
Stiars, John Cephas
Stratton, J. W.
Talley, Thomas Franklin
Tapscott, Aublin D
Tefft, Obadiah
Thurston, William O.
Towles, Chas. O.
Traynor, James M.
Trice, Mrs. Lester V.
Turpin, Charles L.
Turnley, Ira P.
Underwood, W. N.   
Walker, Alexander
Waller, Mrs. Lillian
Wallingsford, G. H.
Weston, John L.
Wharton, Mrs. Mary
Wheeler, Mrs. Dabney C.
Willoughby, Walter M.
Wilson, Mrs. Jane
Winthrop, Samuel J.
1890 Veteran's Census - Berkeley
1890 Veteran's Census - Chancelorville
1890 Veteran's Census - Courtland
1890 Veteran's Census - Fredericksburg
1890 Veteran's Census - Fredericksburg Lower Ward
1890 Veteran's Census - Spotsylvania
James Leven Ford Biography

Oct 2012
Crismond/Coleman Marriage
Mrs. Mary Ann Maddox Obituary
Herndon/Wallace Marriage

Jul 2012
Joel Parrish Last Will and Testament

Jun 2012
Hull - Moncure Marriage
Atkinson - Jones Marriage
Cross - Spindle Marriage
Faulkner - Odendohl Marriage
Stephens - Cosby Marriage
Black - Payne Marriage
Proctor - Wallace Marriage
Leavell - Gale Marriage

Apr 2012
Todd/Stephens Marriage
Eustathius Chancellor Biography

Mar 2012
Freedman Marriages

Feb 2012
Judge John W. Green Biography

Jan 2012
Deed Abstracts

Dec 2011
W. Lafayette Watkins Biography
Hugh Weedon Mercer Biography


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