Virginia AHGP Information


Fredericksburg, city, Spottsylvania County, Virginia, is situated on the south west side of Rappahannock river, 110 miles above the Chesapeake, in 38� 44' north latitude, and 77� 38' west Iongitude 66 east of north Richmond, 56 miles south west Washington City. Population 1830, 3,307; 1840, 3,974. The city is regularly laid out, and presents a beautiful appearance from the heights by which it is surrounded. It has a court house, jail, county offices, a market, and 5 churches, 1 Episcopal, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Baptist, 1 Methodist, and 1 Re-formed Baptist. It is supplied with excellent water from the Rappahannock, in pipes, laid by a joint-stock co. The falls of the Rappahannock, in the vicinity, afford good water power. It has a flourishing trade, exporting grain, flour, tobacco, Indian corn, etc. Its exports have been computed at over $4,000,000 annually. It was named in honor of Prince Frederick, father of George III. There were in 1810, 73 stores, capital $357,961; 2 tanneries, paints, drugs, etc., capital $37,000; 1 grist mill, 2 printing offices, 4 semi-weekly newspapers. Capital in manufactures $141,200. 5 academies 256 students, 7 schools 156 scholars.
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