Research Locations and Tips to learn more about Stafford's History



Library of Virginia

800 East Broad Street Richmond, Virginia 23219-8000

This library has collections of books, periodicals, government publications, newspapers, architectural drawings and plans, manuscripts, archival records, maps, rare books, prints and photographs, and fine art that are unsurpassed in depth and scope. These collections document the history, culture, and people of the commonwealth and are available on paper and microfilm, as well as digitally.


Central Rappahannock Heritage Center

900 Barton St. #111 Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

Archives historical documents, genealogy, and photographs from Stafford County and surrounding counties.


England Run Branch Library

806 Lyon Boulevard Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406

Contains most books written by Stafford authors.

John Porter Branch Library

2001 Parkway Boulevard, Stafford, Virginia, United States

This branch has local oral histories, written and on tape.

Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Fredericksburg Regional Library

1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401, United States

The Virginiana Room has a large collection of regional local history as well as death record books of obits appearing in the Free Lance Star and other papers

Ancestry Library is also available at all branches.