Ruther Glen, Virginia in an unincorporated community that was a stop along the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad in the 19th Century. During the Civil War, battles occurred around the train station stops in Caroline County as the trains were bringing supplies out of Richmond and to Richmond to support the Confederate war effort.
In 1728 Caroline County, Virginia was formed from parts of Essex, King and Queen, and King William Counties. The county was named after the wife of King George II, Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, whose father Margrave John Frederick of Brandenburg-Ansbach was a ruler of a German State Cales the Principality of Ansbach.
The author Philip Hamilton lived in a community around Lake Caroline, in the town of Ruther Glen, within Caroline County, Virginia, from 2012 to 2014.