Port Royal and Caroline County, Virginia
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The Stonewall Jackson Shrine, a 40 acre historic site is operated by the National Park Service. The nearby cities of Fredericksburg, Richmond and Washington, D.C. are easily accessible and provide a wide variety of cultural, social and athletic events.

The Rappahannock and Mattaponi Rivers are used extensively for boating and fishing. The river follows Caroline'seastern border, providing opportunities for boating, fishing, wildlife watching and water sports. Visitors can rent canoes, kayaks or jon boats in Port Royal.

Paramount's King's Dominion, located just 20 miles south of the county, is a large amusement park offering several different activities daily throughout the season including, one of a kind attractions and stunning shows with Hollywood glamour. A waterpark is also available for enjoyment during the summer months.

Port Royal is one of the area's more historic towns. It was first established in 1652 as a port on a navigable portion of the Rappahannock River during an era when waterways were the major method of transportation of people and property in the British Colony of Virginia. Port Royal was incorporated as a town in 1744. The "town green", upon which stands today the Town Hall and the firehouse, was forever reserved "for public and civic use". Shipping of property from the port began to decline after completion of railroads which began in Virginia in the 1830s. The last scheduled passenger ship service ended in 1932, supplanted by highways. However, Port Royal was served by the new highways which became U.S. Route 17 and U.S. Route 301, with their crossroads at Port Royal.

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