Spotsylvania County is in the Northern Virginia region of Virginia, midway between the state capital at Richmond and the nation's capital in Washington, D.C. It is bordered on the north by the Rappahannock River.
Spotsylvania County, Virginia is best known for its Civil War history. The battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Spotsylvania were fought within its borders – earning Spotsylvania County the nickname Crossroads of the Civil War. A 70 mile tour route through the battlefields provides vivid exposure to the combat that claimed over 100,000 casualties. And the nearby colonial city of Fredericksburg offers a glimpse into the lives if 18th century Americans.
Recreational opportunities abound at the largest lake in Virginia, Lake Anna and along the only free flowing river in Virginia, the Rappahannock River. Popular dining, several wineries, craft breweries and a distillery offer a respite for a busy vacationer. History, recreation, entertainment, dining and shopping make Spotsylvania County a unique vacation destination.