Stafford

A County In Northern Virginia

Stafford is a place (listed as Stafford Courthouse) in and the county seat of Stafford County in the northern part of the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia.[1] The population of Stafford as of the 2010 United States Census was 4,320.[2] It lies 10 miles (16 km) north of Fredericksburg, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of Washington, D.C., and about 60 miles (97 km) north of Richmond, the state capital. Marine Corps Base Quantico is located north of the community. Stafford Courthouse is located at the intersections of U.S. Highway 1, and Courthouse Road.

English sea captain Samuel Argall abducted the Pamunkey princess Pocahontas near this area on April 13, 1613, while she was residing with her Patawomeck husband, Kocoum, in an attempt to secure some English prisoners for release and ammunition held by her father. It occurred in the northeastern part of this county, from where the colonists took her to a secondary English settlement, known as Henricus or Henrico Town. The vicar Alexander Whitaker converted Pocahontas to Christianity during her captivity. He renamed her “Rebecca” at her baptism. Rebecca married English colonist John Rolfe on April 5, 1614, in Jamestown.[3][4]
It was a stop on the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad in the nineteenth Century which was replaced by, CSXT.
Accokeek Furnace Archeological Site, Aquia Church, Public Quarry at Government Island, Redoubt No. 2, and Stafford Training School are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Stafford is a place (listed as Stafford Courthouse) in and the county seat of Stafford County in the northern part of the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia.[1] The population of Stafford as of the 2010 United States Census was 4,320.[2] It lies 10 miles (16 km) north of Fredericksburg, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of Washington, D.C., and about 60 miles (97 km) north of Richmond, the state capital. Marine Corps Base Quantico is located north of the community. Stafford Courthouse is located at the intersections of U.S. Highway 1, and Courthouse Road.

English sea captain Samuel Argall abducted the Pamunkey princess Pocahontas near this area on April 13, 1613, while she was residing with her Patawomeck husband, Kocoum, in an attempt to secure some English prisoners for release and ammunition held by her father. It occurred in the northeastern part of this county, from where the colonists took her to a secondary English settlement, known as Henricus or Henrico Town. The vicar Alexander Whitaker converted Pocahontas to Christianity during her captivity. He renamed her "Rebecca" at her baptism. Rebecca married English colonist John Rolfe on April 5, 1614, in Jamestown.[3][4]

It was a stop on the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad in the nineteenth Century which was replaced by, CSXT.

Accokeek Furnace Archeological Site, Aquia Church, Public Quarry at Government Island, Redoubt No. 2, and Stafford Training School are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
2 Anne E Moncure Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Conway Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Winding Creek Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
1 Hampton Oaks Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
2 Anthony Burns Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
3 Ferry Farm Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4 H.h. Poole Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
5 Rodney E. Thompson Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
4 Andrew G. Wright Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
2 Edward E. Drew Jr. Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
2 North Stafford High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
4 Colonial Forge High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Mountain View High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A St. William Of York Catholic School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Grace Preparatory School Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Merit School Of Stafford Private/Charter
N/A South Stafford Christian School Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Ferry Farm Baptist Church Preschool/Kindergarten Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Cornerstone Life Academy Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
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