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Culpeper, Virginia, USA - Davis Street During the War Between the States, 1861-1865

Culpeper, Culpeper, VA

Culpeper was established in 1759 and was known as Fairfax and Culpeper Court House before a new charter gave it the final name of Culpeper in December 1870. Culpeper has seen 18th century revolution with the Culpeper Minutemen, a gold rush, and plenty of Civil War action with a railroad at stake. In fact, the town changed hands 78 times during the American Civil War...

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Davis Street During the War Between the States, 1861-1865
Culpeper, Virginia, USA

Davis Street During the War Between the States, 1861-1865
Looking East on Davis Street
Culpeper, Virginia, USA

Looking East on Davis Street
Methodist Church
Culpeper, Virginia, USA

Methodist Church

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After forming Culpeper County, Virginia, in 1748, the Virginia House of Burgesses voted to establish the Town of Fairfax on February 22, 1759.
In 1795, the town received a post office under the name Culpeper Court House
1854 - Fairfax / Culpepper Court House
Fairfax, or Culpepper Court House, a thriving post-village, capital of Culpepper county, Virginia, on the Orange and Alexandria railroad. It is surrounded by a finely diversified and fertile region, which is in a high state of cultivation. The business of the place has recently received a new impetus by the construction of the railroad. Fairfax contains 3 or 4 churches, and 2 newspaper offices. Founded in 1759. Population in 1853, estimated at 1000.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
The Virginia Assembly formally renamed the town of Fairfax to Culpeper in 1869
1895 - Culpeper / Fairfax
Culpeper, or Fairfax, a post-village, capital of Culpeper co., Va., on the Washington City & Virginia Midland Railroad, 62 miles W.S.W. of Washington. It has 5 churches, an iron-foundry, a tannery, and several mills for flour, plaster, &c. One weekly newspaper is published here. Pop. 1620. The name of its post-office is Culpeper.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
2023 - Whether you're a history buff, a foodie, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply looking for a relaxing getaway, there's something for everyone in Culpeper. Here are some of the best places to go and things to do in Culpeper, Virginia:
Visit the Museum of Culpeper History: Start your journey by delving into Culpeper's rich history at the Museum of Culpeper History. This museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the town's past, from its early colonial days to its role in the Civil War. You'll find exhibits, artifacts, and interactive displays that help you connect with the town's heritage.

Tour the Graffiti House: This historic house served as a Civil War field hospital and features original graffiti left by wounded soldiers. It's a unique and moving experience to see the personal messages etched into the walls by those who were there during that tumultuous time.

Explore Old Town Culpeper: Stroll through the charming streets of Old Town Culpeper, where you'll find boutique shops, art galleries, and a variety of restaurants. It's a great place to pick up unique gifts and souvenirs or simply enjoy the small-town atmosphere.

Dine at Local Restaurants: Culpeper has a burgeoning culinary scene with a focus on... Read MORE...

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