FREDERICKSBURG Fredericksburg Was Established In 1728 And Named For Frederick Lo ...
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Description: FREDERICKSBURG Fredericksburg was established in 1728 and named for Frederick Louis , Prince of Wales and eldest son of King George II . It served as the county seat of Spotsylvania County from 1732 to 1778 and was an important port during the colonial era . In his youth , George Washington lived nearby at Ferry Farm . He later spoke of the citys influence on him . The town was devastated by fire on 1807 and again by the First and Second Battles of Fredericksburg that were fought here during the Civil War , yet man 18th and 19th century buildings remain and are listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places . Department of Historic Resources , 2003