Regional Answers

Regional Answers

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Get to know us by checking out these guides and attractions.

Fredericksburg City                            

Stafford County                              

Stafford Tourism & Economic Development Information

Spotsylvania County                              

Westmoreland County                              

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Local & Regional Colleges/Universities

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University of Mary Washington (UMW)

Four-year state university located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. CRRL customers may request books from UMW's Library through Inter-Library Loan (ILL).

Germanna Community College (GCC)

Germanna Community College is one of the twenty-three community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System.

It is a two-year public institution of higher education. Germanna provides quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities for the residents of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, Culpeper, King George, Madison, Orange, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.

George Mason University (GMU)

The largest public research university located in Northern Virginia with 10 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of areas of study.

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)

Located near Washington, D.C., the College includes six campuses: Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield, and Woodbridge; along with Reston Educational Center and ELI. NOVA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and offers more than 160 degrees at the associate's level and certificate programs.

Local News & Radio Stations

Newspapers/Online News (The Free Lance-Star) (includes Stafford County)

Fredericksburg Parent

Radio Stations

B101.5 All of Today's Best Music

99.3 The Vibe

93.3 WFLS Virginia's Best Country

Local & Nearby Parks

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

Includes online visitor center. Has information on the battles of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Chancellorsville, and Wilderness.

George Washington Birthplace National Monument

Serenity bests describes this National Park Service property located within an easy drive of the Fredericksburg area on beautiful Popes Creek in Westmoreland County. The 550-acre park offers a reconstruction of a colonial house and a working farm. Knowledgeable costumed interpreters demonstrate skills used to tend an 18th century household. Wildlife is abundant, and you may enjoy their nature trail and picnic area while reveling in history at a bargain price.

Virginia State Parks

Links to information on dozens of Virginia parks. A general map shows park locations throughout the state. Includes online brochures on outdoor activities.

Westmoreland State Park

They've got a beautiful beach trail, kayaking for beginners (including instruction!), a swimming pool, fishing and boating, and well-equipped cabins with air-conditioning and heat to rent - these can be reserved online.

Park Blogs

A History of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia's Natural Gem

Along the parkway, you’ll see stunning natural landscapes and meet people with a history older than the United States.

Snakes of Virginia: Stealthy Wanderers of the Woods

Virginia’s temperate climate, warm summers, and forests filled with animal life make it a home for many snakes.

Local Transportation

A Guide for Area Commuters

A Guide for Area Commuters

An easy commute is possible. Mass transit, carpooling, and of course, audiobooks, can make your ride to and from work smooth.
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