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.
A thriving southern plantation named Greenfield occupies the land now
Richard Estes dies, leaving Greenfield to Absolom Row, his son-in-law
Construction of the railroad line between Orange and Fredericksburg begins,
American Civil war, railroad construction halts.
Battle of the Wilderness. Greenfield is severely looted, crops and
Railway construction is completed.
First railroad trip from Fredericksburg to Orange takes place
Greenfield is sold and all buildings, including a shoe shop,
William E Wine, an inventor, purchases Fawn Lake land for
The Wine mansion burns, the property is sold to International
The property, and later the lake, existed as wooded and
The Fawn Lake dam is constructed by the Bishop and
Fawn Lake is purchased by NTS Development Company.
The first home is built in Fawn Lake.