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Spotsvylvania Court House, VA

Spotsylvania is an unincorporated community in central Spotsylvania County, and is the seat of Spotsylvania County. The population is around 4,300.

Spotsylvania is best-known as the site of the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, which took place from May 8-21, 1864. The battle was the result of Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign, in which Grant tried to lure Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to follow him until Grant had favorable conditions to engage him. The battle was the ultimately a inconclusive, yet was the costliest battle of the Overland Campaign, with almost 32,000 casualties.


The Spotsylvania County Courthouse, on Courthouse Road. The courthouse was built in 1840, and follows the Jeffersonian format of a roman temple with wide columns. Buff-colored fireproof brick was used in an extensive renovation in 1900.



The old Spotsylvania County Jail, on Courthouse Road.



The jail was built in 1855.



The Spotswood Inn, on Courthouse Road at Brock Road. The tavern was built in 1800.



The Confederate Cemetery, off of Courthouse Road east of the courthouse. The cemetery was established in 1866.



The Confederate monument in the cemetery was dedicated in 1918.



Heth's Salient Battlefield Site, from the Courthouse Bypass. The battlefield was where Union Gen. Abrose E. Burnside's IX Corps assaulted the eastern face of the Confederate line on May 12, 1864. The battle resulted in around 9,000 Union and 8,000 Confederate casualties.



The Dabney House, on Courthouse Road. The house was built in 1840, and was the only residence in Spotsylvania to survive the Battle of Spotsylvania in May of 1864 during the Civil War.



A building on Old Battlefield Boulevard in Spotsylvania Courthouse Village, a new commercial development off of Brock Road.



Berea Christian Church, on Courthouse Road. The church was built in 1856.



The former Spotsylvania High School, on Courthouse Road. The school was built in 1925.



The old Stubbs School, on Courthouse Road. The school was built in the early 1930s, and was closed in 1943.



Zion United Methodist Church, on Courthouse Road. The church was built in 1859.



Christ Episcopal Church, on Courthouse Road. The church was built in 1841.



A house on Courthouse Road.



A house on Courthouse Road, now used as law offices.



A house on Courthouse Road.



A house on Courthouse Road.

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The name Spotsvylvania itself draws attention already, why there's Sportsvania or Sportsslovakia in mind while looking at it.
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