The 2015 UCI Road World Championships are coming to Richmond, September 19-27. The courses will pass in front of the Library and will affect Library access. The Library’s lobby, exhibition, and the Virginia Shop will be open; the reading rooms and parking deck will be closed from September 21 through 25 and the entire Library will be closed on September 26. Please check our online calendar and for more details.

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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.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes