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A place that loses its history

loses its soul.

The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center

City of Fredericksburg  |  Caroline County  |  King George County  |  Spotsylvania County  |  Stafford County

Tragically, many priceless photographs and important historical documents are destroyed in fires, floods or through neglect, unintentional mishandling, accidental disposal or improper storage.

Founded in 1997, The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center, commonly known as The Heritage Center, is an all-volunteer, non-profit regional archives dedicated to the preservation of historical documents and photographs relating to the history and people of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford.

The Center’s collections include family and business histories, court records, church records, railroad records, documents on slavery and Jim Crow era legislation, local newspapers, maps, photographs, county records, postcards and other photographs and documents.

MANY THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS 2022 SPONSORS

Barbara Barrett

Linda M. Billard

Jeanette and Nick Cadwallender

Barbara H. Cecil

Cooper Financial Group

Dovetail Cultural Resources Group

Jim and Betsy Greene

Lucy and Wayne Harman

COLLECTIONS

The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center has over 120,000 archives of documents and photographs dating from the early 1700’s. We collect and maintain records from the City of Fredericksburg and counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford. In addition, we have many family collections. 

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Central Rappahannock Heritage Center | Fredericksburg, Virginia
 
Central Rappahannock Heritage Center | Fredericksburg, Virginia
SERVICES

The Heritage Center provides copies of documents and images and offers research services. Our volunteers use material within our collections to conduct research. Research fees are $10 per half hour. Copy fees are based on the number, size and resolution of the copies required. Advance payment is required.

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