Stafford County (Va.)

Postcards Coming In!

Postcards voicing support for fully funding the 2010-2011 library budget request are coming in from Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Westmoreland, and beyond!
See what some of our supporters have to say about the importance of the library in their lives:

Benson J. Lossing's Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution in Virginia & Maryland

By Jack E. Fryar, Jr., Editor

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Originally published in 1850--less than 75 years after the war--this attractive reprint of a history classic gives a unique narrative to the conflict based on the author's travels to the original sites, some of which are now unrecognizable. The Field-Book also contains many unique illustrations by the author of places, people, and objects important to the history of the American Revolution.

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Despite the snow, we still grow!

 The recent snow storm couldn't halt progress on England Run, our newest branch in southern Stafford County.
See recent contruction photos. It's going to be a beautiful library!

Historic Government Island to Become a Park

The new 17-acre park, located in northern Stafford County near Aquia Harbor, will become part of the county's own park system when it opens next year. Government Island is historically significant as the source of Aquia sandstone, used in such structures as the White House, the U.S. Capitol, Aquia Church, Gunston Hall, Kenmore, and Christ Church in Alexandria. In 2002, the House passed a resolution recognizing the historical significance of Aquia sandstone quarries on Government Island.

W. Hansford Abel

This interview with W. Hansford Abel was conducted on August 8, 1986, by Pearle E. Young. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

T. Benton Gayle

This interview with T. Benton Gayle was conducted on November 6, 1986, by Margaret Mock. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

Milton A. Dickerson

This interview with Milton A. Dickerson, was conducted on July 29, 1986, by A. R. MacGregor, III. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

Mary Jane Culley Boxley

This interview with Mary Jane Culley Boxley was conducted on November 26, 1986, by Lou Y. Silver. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

Louise Scott Moncure

This interview with Louise Scott Moncure, was conducted on April 30, 1986, by Charlotte B. Butler. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

John Fitzhugh

This interview with John Fitzhugh, was conducted on April 12, 1986, by Eillen Charters. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.