The Stafford County Historical Society Welcomes You!!!
Stafford County is one of America’s most historic counties. The county contains a vast array of nationally significant prehistoric and historic sites which represent our paleontology, Paleo-Indian, Native American, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal, Antebellum and Civil War history. Spread throughout our history from Colonial days to present is an African American history second to none. In 2014 Stafford will celebrate its 350th year as a Virginia county.
“History lives in Stafford!” You can visit a wide variety of attractions and combine your business or golf trip with off-the-beaten-track side-tours through history. A large segment of America’s population can trace its roots to or through historic Stafford County. Conveniently located between Washington, DC, and Richmond, VA, Stafford can serve as a gateway for your visit to this region.
Ferry Farm Site Plan Open for Public Review
The National Park Service manages an easement at Ferry Farm, and reviews the George Washington Foundation's proposals for major projects there. Ferry Farm's proposed site plan--consisting of several alternatives and a preferred alternative, is now open for public review, in the form of an Environmental Assessment.
Members of the Stafford County Historical Society are encouraged and welcome to review and comment; just see the introduction-page here, which gives a quick, 3-paragraph summary and also has an internal link to the main document (give 20 seconds to upload)
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Neighboring County Historical Society sites:
A listing of Local Historical Societies in Virginia
Spotsylvania: Telephone: 540-582-7167 (museum)
The “web” contains many sites with history as a theme. The web visitor interested in local history, ancestry, and tourist attractions may find some of these interesting.
Stafford’s history is a fascinating tapestry of America’s, Virginia’s and Stafford’s journey through time.
Membership in the SCHS
Membership is open to all with an interest in Stafford’s history. Members receive quarterly newsletters and enjoy members’ prices on Society products. Monthly meetings inform members and the general public on all aspects of Stafford’s nationally significant “local” history. Society members actively research our history and inform themselves and others.
Voices of Stafford
The Stafford County Historical Society maintains an active oral history program with interviews of county citizens. These are in the form of CDs which are available for check out at local libraries. Each interview runs about one hour.
Keepers of the Knowledge
The Stafford County Historical Society maintains a program which recognizes individuals who have contributed to the body of knowledge which comprises our county’s rich history.