The county is bounded by Fredericksburg and Stafford County to the north, Orange and Culpeper counties to the west, Louisa and Hanover counties to the south and Caroline County to the east.Towns and Communities: There are no incorporated towns in Spotsylvania, but a number of communities have developed over the years.County officials have placed limitations on mobile homes, many of which have been put around the lake.An application will be submitted to build a 138-townhouse unit on Lake Anna.Major businesses and industries: Spotsylvania's industrial center is the Lee Hill Industrial Park and Spotsylvania Industrial Park on Tidewater Trail (Routes 2 and 17).
Some work in light industry; others commute to Northern Virginia and Charlottesville. Major businesses or industries: American Press, American Woodwork, Ridged Products, Virginia Metal Industries, Atlantic Research Corp., Battlefield Farms Inc., Central Virginia Newspapers Inc., Robber S.
Size and Character: Spotsylvania's 410 square miles make it one of the largest counties in Virginia.
During the past decade, it also has been one of the states fastest growing counties, largely because of its location along Interstate 95 midway between metropolitan Washington and Richmond.
History: Spotsylvania was formed in 1721 from a merger of Essex, King and Queen, and King William counties, and was named after former Gov. Spotsylvania is probably best known for several major Civil War battles fought on its soil, including one of the bloodiest of the war, the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse.
Government Offices: The Courthouse area, where State Routes 208 and 613 intersect, is the county seat.
It is home to Virginia Power's North Anna Power Station, and the 9,600-acre Lake Anna, which was built by the utility.