(South Facing Side):Spotsylvania County
Area 413 Square Miles
Formed in 1720 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William, and named for Alexander Spotswood, governor of Virginia, 1710-1722. The battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness (partly) and Spotsylvania were fought in this county.
(North Facing Side):
Area 529 Square Miles
Formed in 1727 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William. Named for Queen Caroline, wife of King George II. George Rogers Clarke, conqueror of the northwest, passed his youth in this county.
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