Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
City
Historic downtown Fredericksburg

Flag
Motto: America's Most Historic City
Location in Virginia
Location of Virginia in the United States
Coordinates: 38°18′6.5″N 77°28′15″W / 38.301806°N 77.47083°W / 38.301806; -77.47083Coordinates: 38°18′6.5″N 77°28′15″W / 38.301806°N 77.47083°W / 38.301806; -77.47083
Country  United States
State  Virginia
Founded 1728
Incorporated 1781
Government
 • Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw
Area
 • Total 27.2 km2 (10.5 sq mi)
 • Land 27.2 km2 (10.0 sq mi)
 • Water 0.3 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 24,286
 • Estimate (2013)[2] 28,132
 • Density 892.9/km2 (2,313/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 22401-22408 (9 total)
Area code(s) 540
FIPS code 51-29744[3]
GNIS feature ID 1494947[4]

Independent from Spotsylvania County in 1879

Fredericksburg is a city of Virginia in the United States. It was an important city in the American Civil War, because of its location near the capital of the North (Washington, DC) and the South (Richmond, Virginia).

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