The Fawn Lake community is located in the Wilderness area of Spotsylvania, Virginia. It is an area rich in historical significance dating from the Revolutionary War of the 18th century and continuing through the 20th century. When you walk these grounds today you can walk in the footsteps of those who made their mark on history and provided Fawn Lake with its legacy.

The Fredericksburg area, including the land on which Fawn Lake now stands, had more Civil War battles than anywhere in our country. The Battle of the Wilderness was fought on land that is now a National Park and borders Fawn Lake. This explains the significance of some of Fawn Lake’s street names like Stonewall Jackson, Longstreet and Baldy Ewell, Confederate generals who played major roles in the Battles of the Wilderness, Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg.

1800-1890

1800-1890

A thriving southern plantation named Greenfield occupies the land now

1832

1832

Richard Estes dies, leaving Greenfield to Absolom Row, his son-in-law

1834

1834

Construction of the railroad line between Orange and Fredericksburg begins,

1861-1864

1861-1864

American Civil war, railroad construction halts.

1864

1864

Battle of the Wilderness. Greenfield is severely looted, crops and

1866-1876

1866-1876

Railway construction is completed.

1877

1877

First railroad trip from Fredericksburg to Orange takes place

1889

Greenfield is sold and all buildings, including a shoe shop,

1929

William E Wine, an inventor, purchases Fawn Lake land for

1952

The Wine mansion burns, the property is sold to International

1950s-1980s

The property, and later the lake, existed as wooded and

1975

The Fawn Lake dam is constructed by the Bishop and

1988

Fawn Lake is purchased by NTS Development Company.

1990

The first home is built in Fawn Lake.