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Please Note:  This site is under construction


PLEASE NOTE:  The Property is shown by appointment only with Alex Long. The Property is "Posted - NO TRESPASSING".  Anyone found on the Property without permission will be prosecuted for criminal trespassing.




By plat of survey dated 1981 and 2005, the tract is a total of 208.08 acres; less and except an off conveyance at the far right corner of the Property for a total of approximately 205 acres.


Spotsylvania County Tax Map 25, parcels 27, 27A

Street Address:  11232 Tidewater Trail; Fredericksburg, VA.  22408

Latitude:  38.265105   Longitude:  77.444392


The entire tract is priced at $12,300,000; terms are cash.  A significant cash deposit is required of any contract.  The Property is sold "As Is, Where Is". 

Land Use Assessment

The property is taxed under land use, whereby since it is farmed the entire tax bill is not paid. A change in use will trigger "roll back taxes".  The Seller will convey the property in the Land Use program and will not pay any "roll back taxes".


The Property is zoned light industrial, I-1; there are no proffers or obligations to the jurisdiction with regards the zoning, which encompasses by-right uses.

Excerpt from Spotsylvania County Zoning Map


Please note:  This might not be a complete or accurate copy of the ordinance and there are other rules, regulations, ordinances, at a local, state, and national level which impact property development.

Please click HERE to bring up a PDF of the Spotsylvania County Zoning Ordinance - Industrial.


The link, below, will bring up the MUNICODE online for Spotsylvania County.


Please click HERE to bring up a PDF copy of the Spotsylvania County Airport Overlay District Regulations which set the frame work for development around the existing airport.

   Shannon Airport, contiguous to the Property.

A regional jet-port is located in nearby Stafford County (see information at front page).




State of Virginia Map

  Regional Map

      Local Map





Topographic Map with annotations:

Click HERE for PDF copy of larger U.S.G.S topographic map which may be printed.



The Property is located east of the fall line of the Rappahannock River within the inner Coastal Plain and is within the drainage area of the Rappahannock River. Elevations range from about 85 feet to 100 feet in broad level to gently rolling terraces.


ASCS  Aerial:  The United States Department of Agriculture takes aerial photos and sets the acreage of tillable, arable lands for crop reporting purposes.  According to this photo, there are 193.8 acres open, under cultivation on the Property.  As a general rule, crop land has the highest degree of utility for other uses as well.






# 48 is the Wickham Series:  "...consists of deep, well drained soils that formed in alluvium.  Wickham soils are on terraces along the larger streams in Spotsylvania County. 48A - slopes of 0-2%; 48B - slopes of 2-7%.  This is a class 1 soil with a high degree of utility.

Source:  Elder, John, Soil Survey of Spotsylvania County, Virginia; Va Tech, USDA, 1980; survey conditions as of 1978.

# 16 is a Dogue loam; "This is a nearly level, moderately well drained soil on broad terraces along the larger streams."  It is a class II soil due to wetness, slow permeability.

#6 is Aquults, gravelley substratum; "These are deep, nearly level, poorly drained and somewhat poorly drained soils on broad, slightly concave terraces along the larger streams."  It is a class V soil due to wetness.  This is the smallest percentage of the Property and is the location of the streams.

Please note:  Boundaries are approximate; from pages 17, 18.


 The Property is contiguous to and across the CSX Rail line from a National Battlefield Park.  The Subject Property, much like the greater Fredericksburg area, had seen action during the Civil War.  There are those who believe the Subject Property and or parts of it are historic.  However, the Subject Property is zoned industrial, and is available for development.


The Property is level to gently rolling, at grade or nearly so to both Routes 2/17 (Tidewater Trail) and CSX rail.

Open fields which have been farmed over a century and a half dominate the Property.


  view of "stream", drainage ditch, looking towards the airport

  view of "stream", drainage ditch, looking toward General Motors


Fredericksburg Regional Alliance ("FRA") is as the name states, a regional marketing organization for Planning District 16 which includes the City of Fredericksburg; Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George Counties.  Information about the region may be obtained from FRA.


Spotsylvania County government has seven elected members of a Board of Supervisors who oversee and direct a professional administration of staff committed to advancing the public good.  There exists a record and dedicated commitment to the cooperation and improvement of business and industry in  Spotsylvania County.

The County web site which features a plethora of information and links is:   (double click the address to access)



Deborah Sanders
Spotsylvania County Department of
Economic Development
4704 Southpoint Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA  22407
(540) 891-2602
FAX: (540) 891-2605

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