Known for the history, specifically the battles that were fought here. The area is still considered rural, but close by there are plenty of shopping and restaurants.
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Locust Grove is named after the black locust trees that are common in this area. This is a community in eastern Orange County, and most of the current population is located along State Route 3. There are five distinct hamlets that make up the town of Locust Grove:
This community is mostly made up of single-family homes. Notable neighborhoods include—Lake of the Woods, Somerset, Wilderness Shores, and Germanna Heights townhomes. Browse the newest real estate listings in Locust Grove, VA.
Locust Grove was established in 1714 by then Lt. Governor Alexander Spotswood. It was considered the westernmost frontier—the Wilderness of Virginia.
During the American Civil War, the Rapidan River served as a portion of the front line between the Confederacy and the Union. Old Plank Road connected Fredericksburg with Culpeper. Where it crossed the Rapidan River it was referred to as Germanna Ford.
Germanna Ford was used by the Union leading up to the Battle of Chancellorsville, Mine Run, The Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House. Ulysses S. Grant’s headquarters were located five miles SE of Germanna Ford on a hill near the intersection of Route 3 and Route 20.
Lake of The Woods opens to the public for their annual parade and fireworks display for the 4th of July each year. Nearby events include the annual Orange Street Festival, which is free and open to the public, Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair, and the Virginia State Fair.
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