Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
City
Historic downtown Fredericksburg
Historic downtown Fredericksburg
Flag of Fredericksburg, Virginia
Flag
Motto(s): America's Most Historic City
Location of Virginia in the United States
Location of Virginia in the United States
Fredericksburg, Virginia is located in Northern Virginia
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Fredericksburg, Virginia is located in Virginia
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Fredericksburg, Virginia is located in the US
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Coordinates: 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
 • City 10.5 sq mi (27.2 km2)
 • Land 10.4 sq mi (27.0 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • City 24,286
 • Estimate (2015)[2] 28,118
 • Density 2,313/sq mi (892.9/km2)
 • Urban 141,238 (US: 231st)
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]
Website www.fredericksburgva.gov
Independent from Spotsylvania County in 1879

Fredericksburg is a city of Virginia in the United States. It was important in the American Civil War, because of its location on the Rappahannock River, near the capital of the North (Washington, DC) and the South (Richmond, Virginia). In late 1862 the Battle of Fredericksburg was fought there.

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