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Stafford County, proud site of George Washington’s boyhood home, is located in the Northern Virginia region on the Interstate 95 corridor positioned midway between Washington, DC, and Richmond, VA. The city of Fredericksburg is located just south of the county.

Named for Staffordshire, England and established in 1664, Stafford was home to Falmouth – an international colonial port town on the north bank of the Rappahannock River. Stafford’s historic Civil War sites, including Aquia Landing and Chatham Manor.

Stafford’s location along the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers allows visitors to escape through the many recreational opportunities, including motorized boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking.

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A touch of culture can be found at Belmont – the home and studio of American artist Gari Melchers,

 

Attractions

Chatam Manor

Gari Melcher Home and Studio at Belmont

 

Lodging

Comfort Inn Stafford/Quantico

Red Roof Inn

 

Accessible Fishing

Lake Curtis

 

 

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