Falmouth (HMWVQ)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22405
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 20.022', W 77° 28.771'

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Approximately one mile east at the junction of U.S. Route 17 and U.S. Route 1 is the town of Falmouth, which was established at the falls of the Rappahannock River and incorporated in 1727. Although a small town, Falmouth was one of the most significant parts and business centers in Virginia during the 18th and early 19th centuries. It was a prosperous commercial hub that include tobacco and cotton warehouses, grist and timber mills, mercantile, taverns, and nail factory, a church, a canal, a ferry, and James Hunter's Iron Works, the largest iron manufacturing facility in the English colonies. Falmouth was also home to Moncure Conway, a prominent southern abolitionist. Four large plantations created the eastern, western, and northern boundaries of Falmouth - Belmont, Clearview, Carlton, and Chatham. Despite changes brought by time and progress, Falmouth remains a well-preserved collection of historic buildings and archaeological sites.
Year Placed2011
Placed ByStafford County Virginia
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283279 N 4245750
Decimal Degrees38.33370000, -77.47951667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 20.022', W 77° 28.771'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 20' 1.32" N, 77° 28' 46.26" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 80 Samson St, Fredericksburg VA 22405, US
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