African American History Category

Pictured here is the site of the Barton Street Potters Field
April 17, 2018

The Barton Street Potter’s Field

Inscription: “This marker commemorates the indigent and unknown once interred on this site. Provided by the City in 1816 and…

Pictured here is Bound for Freedom Historical Marker
April 24, 2018

Bound For Freedom

Inscription:  The Civil War spilled into the Rappahannock valley in the spring of 1862. While the main armies campaigned on…

Pictured here is the city seal for Fredericksburg Virginia
March 25, 2018


Inscription: Captain John Smith was here in 1608; Lederer, the explorer, in 1670. In May 1671 John Buckner and Thomas…

A view from down Princess Anne Street, you can see the spire of the Baptist Church built by the White Population of the old site Shiloh Church.
March 31, 2018

Fredericksburg Baptist Church

Inscription: The prominent sanctuary to your right is the Fredericksburg Baptist Church, constructed in 1854-55. When it was built, Princess…

Pictured here is Fredericksburg United Methodist Church
March 31, 2018

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church

  Inscription: This church sanctuary was built in 1882, the fifth building to be used by the congregation, and the…

Pictured here is the old Fredericksburg National Bank--now the restaurant Foode
March 31, 2018


Inscription: In the summer of 1862, Confederate authorities imprisoned four Union men from Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County. The arrested Unionists…