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Spotsylvania Courthouse is a census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, located ten miles (16 km) southwest of Fredericksburg. Recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census designated place (CDP), the population was 4,239 at the 2010 census.During the American Civil War, the crossroads community became a Union objective during the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, fought May 8–21, 1864. The battle, which ended in stalemate, included a brutal 20-hour struggle over a section of the Confederate defenses that became known as the "Bloody Angle". The site of the Bloody Angle and other portions of the battlefield are preserved as part of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park and administered by the National Park Service.GeographySpotsylvania Courthouse is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the census designated place has a total area of 8.7 square miles, of which 8.6 square miles is land and 0.04 square mile is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 3,833 people, 1,233 households, and 1,009 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 443.1 people per square mile (171.1/km²). There were 1,268 housing units at an average density of 146.6/sq mi (56.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 80.93% White, 15.05% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.02% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.79% of the population.
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