Spotsylvania County, Virginia

county in Virginia, United States

Spotsylvania County is a county in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2020 census, 140,032 people lived there.[5] Its county seat is Spotsylvania Courthouse.[6]

Spotsylvania County
Historic home listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Spotsylvania County
Historic home listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Spotsylvania County
Flag of Spotsylvania County
Official seal of Spotsylvania County
Official logo of Spotsylvania County
Motto(s): 
Patior Ut Potiar[1]
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Map of Virginia highlighting Spotsylvania County
Location within the U.S. state of Virginia
Map of the United States highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°11′N 77°39′W / 38.18°N 77.65°W / 38.18; -77.65
Country United States
State Virginia
Founded1721
Named forAlexander Spotswood
SeatSpotsylvania Courthouse
Largest communitySpotsylvania Courthouse
Area
 • Total414 sq mi (1,070 km2)
 • Land401 sq mi (1,040 km2)
 • Water13 sq mi (30 km2)  3.1%
Population
 • Total140,032
 • Density340/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district7th
Websitewww.spotsylvania.va.us

History change

Spotsylvania County was founded in 1721 from parts of Essex, King and Queen, and King William counties.

Census-designated places change

References change

  1. "Latin Lovers". The Washington Times. November 4, 2002. Archived from the original on August 30, 2016. Retrieved August 30, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. "motto". www.jsasoc.com.
  3. "Clan Spottiswood - ScotClans - Scottish Clans".
  4. "Surname Database: Spens Last Name Origin". The Internet Surname Database.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "QuickFacts: Spotsylvania County, Virginia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 25, 2024.
  6. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved January 25, 2024.