Carl’s ice-cream stand – Fredericksburg, VA

Carl’s Ice Cream stand – Fredericksburg

A flavor for Fredericksburg

A few fascinating facts about Fredericksburg:

  • The city of Fredericksburg changed hands at least seven times during the course of the Civil War.
  • Well-known author Louisa May Alcott served as a nurse shortly after the battle of Fredericksburg.
  • Fredericksburg was founded in 1728 and named after Prince Frederick Louis of Wales, the father of George III of England.
  • The Fredericksburg historical district has more than 350 original buildings built before 1870.
  • Fredericksburg was the boyhood home of young George Washington. At the age of 17, he was the official Culpeper County surveyor.
  • In 18th-century documents, the Rappahannock River was referred to as Hedgeman’s River, after early settler Nathaniel Hedgeman.
  • In 1772, George Washington bought a home in Fredericksburg for his mother. The white frame house is now a museum.