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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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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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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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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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    Page 88-95 The Review at Moss Neck Fredricksburg, VA, January 20, 1863, the writer relates his elation that his is the first painting of the cavalry review follow Fredricksburg battle.
    (58.) Union forces lost nearly 13,000 men at Fredricksburg, while Confederates suffered fewer than 5,000 casualties.
    2002 Email Scandal, Fredricksburg, Va." Harry Hammitt, publisher of Access Reports, said he thinks the ruling is the first to directly address whether e-mails constitute a meeting.
    Originally from Fredricksburg, Virginia, now living in Massachusettes, Erin started playing piano at the age of three.
    Researchers at Virginia Semiconductor, Fredricksburg, for example, used NI's LabVIEW, DAQ, IMAQ, and Value Motion products to develop a system for measuring the thickness of micromachined silicon wafers.
    Pates is the city attorney in Fredricksburg, Va., which he says has "the dubious distinction of having twice lost our entire water supply because of pipeline accidents." In 1980 and 1989, the Colonial Pipeline ruptured 30 or 40 miles up the Rappahannock River.
    The dehumanised ruthlessness that Inman experiences during his covert journey comes as no surprise to him after his experiences on the battlefields of the war and Fredricksburg in particular.
    Members elected to serve new terms on the board of directors include: Jim Bret Campbell, Quarter Horse Journal, Amarillo, Texas; Marilyn Brink, Braunveih World, Shawnee Mission; Kan.; Allen Moczygemba, Beef Today/Dairy Today, Fredricksburg, Texas; and Rebecca Terry, North American Elk, Platte City, Mo.
    Butler's course Approved--Slaves Contraband," Fredricksburg News 4 June 1861, pg.
    At that moment I knew that when I returned to Fredricksburg, Virginia, after the completion of school, I would work to make sure that my home river, the Rappahannock, would not suffer the same future as that tortured river in Newark.
    Remember, it was his corps that made the greatest advance at bloody Fredricksburg. Meade knew how to fight a corps.