Stafford County (Va.)

James M. Jackson

This interview with James M. Jackson, was conducted on August 19, 1986, by Margaret Mock. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

Ida Deacon Brooks

This interview with Ida Deacon Brooks, was conducted on April 5, 1986, by Margaret Mock. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

Gordon Byram

This interview with Gordon Byram, was conducted on January 3, 1987, by A. R. MacGregor III. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

George L. Gordon, Jr.

This interview with George L. Gordon, Jr., was conducted on November 11, 1986, by Molly Pynn. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

Archie Newton

This interview with Archie Newton, was conducted on November 16, 1986, by Lou Y. Silver. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

Alaric R. MacGregor, Sr

This interview with Alaric R. MacGregor, Sr., was conducted in October, 1986, by Molly Pynn. This interview is part of the Stafford County Oral History Project.

Marlborough Point: In the Stream of History

Follow Marlborough Point Road down to the eastern tip of Stafford County, and you will pass by lots of new housing mushrooming into the forests and fields that were once favored by both the Native Americans and colonial settlers.  This section of the county is home to not just centuries of local history but millennia.

Sinners, Saints, and Soldiers in Civil War Stafford

Stafford County was the southernmost part of the Union occupation of Virginia for much of the Civil War and as such it drew all sorts of characters to its farmlands and creeksides. General Daniel Sickles--described by his contemporaries and historians as a scoundrel, murderer, rapscallion, rogue, and adulterer--took charge of the 2nd Brigade of Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac. He enjoyed scouting the enemy by hot air balloon and held extravagant parties for his officers while in Stafford.

A History of Our Own: Stafford County, Virginia

By Albert Z. Conner, Jr.

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Mr. Conner's book gives Stafford County its own place in American history, from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Filled with photographs and illustrations, this handsome book gives an excellent overview of the county's development and includes noteworthy individuals and events that impacted the area.
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