Fredericksburg, Virginia, Prince Frederick

The Founding Of Fredericksburg, Virginia

In 1728, the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia was established by an act of the Virginia General Assembly. Fredericksburg consisted of land originally owned by John Buckner and Thomas Royston of Essex County in 1681. The City of Fredericksburg was named for Frederick, Prince of Wales, whom lived from 1707 to 1751. Prince Frederick was eldest son of King George II of Great Britain and father of King George III.