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About Fredericksburg



Fredericksburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,286. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Fredericksburg with neighbouring Spotsylvania County for statistical purposes.

Located 49 miles (79 km) south of Washington, D.C. and 58 miles (93 km) north of Richmond, Fredericksburg is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.

Located near where the Rappahannock River crosses the Fall Line, Fredericksburg was a prominent port in Virginia during the colonial era. During the Civil War, the town, located

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