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Fredericksburg.

1 Town (1990 pop. 6,934), Gillespie co., S central Texas, in the Texas Hill Country near the Pedernales River; inc. 1928. Located in an agricultural (cattle, peaches, wine, lavender) and quarrying (granite, sand, gravel) region, the city produces animal feed, processed foods, and millwork. Tourism is important, with visitors drawn by the architecture, customs, and language that still recall the German settlers of 1846 and by hunting and fishing nearby. The National Museum of the Pacific War, Pioneer Museum, and Bauer Toy Museum are there; Admiral Chester NimitzNimitz, Chester William
, 1885–1966, American admiral, b. Fredericksburg, Tex. A graduate of Annapolis, he was chief of staff to the commander of the submarine force of the Atlantic Fleet in World War I.
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 was born in Fredericksburg. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is to the north; the LBJ Ranch, part of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park is to the east. 2 Independent city (1990 pop. 19,027), N Va., on the Rappahannock River, midway between Washington, D.C., and Richmond; settled 1671, laid out 1727, inc. as a town 1781, as a city 1879. A city filled with historic interest, Fredericksburg attracts tourists. It is also a farm trade center with some light industry. Historic buildings include the home of Mary Washington (1772–89), the mother of George Washington; "Kenmore," the home of George Washington's sister; the Rising Sun Tavern (c.1760); the law office of James Monroe; and the home of John Paul Jones. Fredericksburg is the seat of the Univ. of Mary Washington. Nearby are WakefieldWakefield,
family estate of George Washington, on the Potomac River, E Va.; part of the George Washington Birthplace National Monument (see National Parks and Monuments, table). John Washington, the great-grandfather of George, settled there in 1664.
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 (Washington's birthplace), Ferry Farm (the site of his boyhood home), and Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

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, table), commemorating the Civil War battles of Fredericksburg, ChancellorsvilleChancellorsville, battle of,
May 2–4, 1863, in the American Civil War. Late in Apr., 1863, Joseph Hooker, commanding the Union Army of the Potomac, moved against Robert E.
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, and Spotsylvania Courthouse (see Wilderness campaignWilderness campaign,
in the American Civil War, a series of engagements (May–June, 1864) fought in the Wilderness region of Virginia. Early in May, 1864, the Northern commander in chief, Grant, led the Army of the Potomac (118,000 strong) across the Rapidan River into the
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Fredericksburg (Independent City), Virginia

715 Princess Ann St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: (540) 372-1010
Fax: (540) 372-1201
fredericksburgchamber.org

In northeastern VA on the Rappahannock River, 41 mi. southwest of Alexandria. Founded 1728; incorporated as a town in 1782; as a city in 1879. Name Origin: For Frederick Louis (1707-51), Prince of Wales, eldest son of King George II (1683-1760) of Great Britain

Area (sq mi):: 10.52 (land 10.52; water 0.00) Population per square mile: 1970.70
Population 2005: 20,732 State rank: 76 Population change: 2000-20005 7.50%; 1990-2000 1.30% Population 2000: 19,279 (White 71.40%; Black or African American 20.40%; Hispanic or Latino 4.90%; Asian 1.50%; Other 4.90%). Foreign born: 5.20%. Median age: 30.30
Income 2000: per capita $21,527; median household $34,585; Population below poverty level: 15.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,359-$30,493
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 24.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 57.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Fredericksburg County seat (20,458)

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