• FREDRICKSBURG  
  • CAPRON  
  • WRIGHT BROS MUSEUM
FREDRICKSBURG                                                                
Capron VirgInia          - soya bean farm    and cotton farm                                                             
WRIGHT BROS
MUSEUM
                                        
                  
African Americans, both free and enslaved, were
vital in the development of the Fredericksburg
area. Slaves worked on plantations, on the docks,
in iron industries, mining and quarries,
mercantile businesses, construction, domestic
services, and others were skilled blacksmiths,
cobblers, and draymen.

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Fredericksburg, situated on the
Rappahannock River, has long been a
crossroads for trade and a seat of political and
social change. The surrounding counties of
Westmoreland, Stafford, and Spotsylvania
have been important from Colonial times to
the present as some of the fastest-growing
counties in the U.S.