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Frederick County was named in honor of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales and eldest son of George II. The county seat is Winchester which is the oldest Virginia city west of the Blue Ridge, first named Fredericktown. Fort Loudoun was built here by Colonel George Washington in 1756-57. Nine square miles of Frederick County is annexed to the city of Winchester.
Within the confines of the Mount Hebron Cemetery in Winchester is the Stonewall Cemetery which contains the graves of approximately 3,000 Confederate soldiers who died in battles in the Winchester area.
The Genealogy of Frederick County, with Shortcuts to Ancestor Counties: Charles River Co (Original Shire) --> Chickacoan Indian Reserve name changed to York Co (1642,) Northumberland Co (1648), Lancaster Co (1651), New Kent Co (1654), Rappahannock Co (1656-1692) (defunct), King and Queen Co(1691,) Essex Co (1692), King William Co (1702), Spotsylvania Co (1721), Orange Co (1734,) Frederick Co (1743).
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