Stafford County (Va.)

03/24/2010 - 11:24am

In the year 1675 four interesting events were recorded in Stafford County. Three of these were considered omens of the fourth, and the fourth was considered of significance to the history of our area.

The first event was in the heavens. In the southwestern sky, for more than a week, each day appeared a large comet with a long tail resembling that of a horse on a windy day. The Indians and the whites alike wondered what might be the meaning of this heavenly sign.

03/16/2010 - 10:04am

This account has been compiled from the Free Lance newspaper of Fredericksburg, Virginia, October 16, 1894 through September 27, 1895, by Robert A. Hodge.

02/04/2010 - 1:50pm

Check out our Flickr slideshow to see new pictures of England Run, our newest branch in Stafford county.

It's really taking shape, and it's beautiful!

01/07/2010 - 12:16pm

 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!

12/18/2009 - 11:42am

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.

12/08/2009 - 12:14pm

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.

12/08/2009 - 12:09pm

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.

12/08/2009 - 12:06pm

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.

12/08/2009 - 11:51am

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.

12/08/2009 - 11:25am

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.

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