Spotsylvania County

Formation Date: 1720
Formed From: Essex, King William, and King and Queen Counties

Image depicting location of Spotsylvania County
Spotsylvania County was named for Alexander Spotswood, lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1710 to 1722. It was formed from Essex, King William, and King and Queen counties in 1720. Its area is 409 square miles, and the county seat is Spotsylvania. The population is 90,395 according to the 2000 census.

Note: Many loose county court papers prior to 1839, when the courthouse moved from Fredericksburg to Spotsylvania Courthouse, are missing. The district court, superior court, and circuit court records of Spotsylvania County from 1813 to 1889 are in Fredericksburg.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes

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