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  Dumfries Virginia--Virginia's Oldest Chartered Town
The Town of Dumfries was formally established on 60 acres of land at the head of the harbor of Quantico Creek, provided by John Graham.
For about 15 years Dumfries was a thriving port when several factors brought about its demise: the Revolutionary War, erosion and siltation, and the shift in the main shipping commodity (from tobacco to wheat and sugar).
Dumfries is only 1.63 square miles in size and the official census of Dumfries, as of April 1, 2000 states our population as 4,937.
www.dumfriesvirginia.org /history.html   (513 words)

  Dumfries Information
It sits close to the Solway Firth near the mouth of the the River Nith in the south west of Scotland, and was the county town of the former county of Dumfriesshire.
The overall effect of this process is to decrease the sustainability of Dumfries as an ecomomic area, and to increase its dependence on a diesel-powered subsidiary relationship to the north of England and the Scottish central belt.
The name Dumfries and Galloway is given to one of Scotland's 32 council areas comprising the former (1975-96) districts of Nithsdale, Annandale and Eskdale, the Stewartry of Kirkcudbrightshire and the Machars.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Dumfries   (1215 words)

 Dumfries and Galloway - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Dumfries and Galloway, unitary authority, southwestern Scotland, on the English border; the town of Dumfries is the administrative center.
Scotland : regions : Dumfries and Galloway: Wigtownshire
Scotland : regions : Dumfries and Galloway: Kirkcudbrightshire
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 Dumfries Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Today it is by far the biggest town in south west Scotland, the administrative centre for Dumfries and Galloway, and the focus of a large rural hinterland.
Dumfries was founded as a Royal Burgh in 1186 on the east side of the lowest crossing point of the River Nith.
And to complete this account of the nastier side of Dumfries' history, it was in the Church of the Grey Friars that on 10 February 1306, Robert the Bruce murdered a rival for the Scottish crown, John III Comyn, "the Red Comyn".
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 Dumfries History
Dumfries became a thriving community, receiving tobacco from recently cleared upland plantations, and thus fostering the Scottish merchants of the early establishments.
Dumfries was a thriving port for about 15 years, and then various factors aided its demise,-the siltation of the harbor, the Revolutionary War, and the commodity changing from tobacco to wheat and sugar.
Dumfries, Virginia, is a town rich in history whose forefathers have made many contributions to our nation’s establishment and development.
www.drlestage.com /dumfries_history.htm   (352 words)

 Dumfries travel guide - Wikitravel
Dumfries is linked by the A75, A701 and A709 to the M74 north-south route, the A76 to the Nith Valley and the continuing A75 to the west of the region.
Dumfries has gained a reputation for lacking shops, with many empty windows at different times, and new shops tending to be at the lower end of the market.
Dumfries has a reputation for having many pubs of various sorts, partly due to its status as a hub for the surrounding region.
wikitravel.org /en/Dumfries   (1292 words)

 Dumfries Virginia Resource Guide, City or community of Dumfries, Virginia Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate, ...
The population of Dumfries is approximately 4,937 (2000).
Dumfries is positioned 38.56 degrees north of the equator and 77.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Dumfries is the oldest continously chartered town in Virginia having received its charter on May 11, 1749.
www.usacitiesonline.com /vacountydumfries.htm   (360 words)

 History of our police force
Dumfries and Galloway is geographically the third largest region in Scotland covering an area of 2,380 square miles with 239 miles of coastline and a population of around 146,000.
On reporting to Dumfries Burgh Headquarters, in Terregles Street, she was despatched to Glasgow for three weeks training, dealing mainly with domestic problems in housing estates.
In 1976, the Unit’s responsibilities extended to the policing of all small ports in the Dumfries and Galloway area, from Annan harbour in the east to Portpatrick in the west.
www.dumfriesandgalloway.police.uk /aboutus/history.htm   (1583 words)

 Dumfries Real Estate Agents, Dumfries Homes For Sale, REALTORS and Dumfries
Find Dumfries school district information, including elementary, middle and high school test scores, student faculty ratios and other k-12 statistics.
HomeGain provides Dumfries, Virginia real estate information and resources to guide homeowners and homebuyers through the process of selling and buying a house, condo or other Dumfries realty property.
HomeGain has services to help you find a top Dumfries real estate broker or agent, get the value of your Dumfries home and a comparative market analysis (CMA), view Dumfries real estate and MLS listings, prepare your home for sale, and more.
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 GrandPrix.com > GP Encyclopedia > Drivers > Johnny Dumfries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
He was born in the family castle at Rothesay in 1958, the heir to one of Scotland’s oldest aristocratic families and one of the biggest fortunes, and the descendant of a British Prime Minister.
However "Johnny Dumfries" turned his back on an expensive education and took a job as a van driver with Williams Grand Prix Engineering, thanks to the connection with his cousin Charlie Crichton-Stuart, a former racer who had become the team’s sponsorship-hunter.
Dumfries struggled to establish himself but was quietly dropped at the end of the year.
www.grandprix.com /gpe/drv-dumjoh.html   (393 words)

 Dumfries Bed and Breakfast, Cheap Hotel and Guest House Accommodation
The county town of the former county of Dunfrieshire, Dumfries is in south west Scotland and sits close to the Solway Firth near the mouth of the River Nith.
Dumfries high street once enjoyed aesthetic recognitions from Sctoland in Bloom and is the site of many historical, social and commercial centres of the town.
Dumfries is part of the council area of Dumfries and Galloway and includes the towns and villages Maxweltown, Lincluden, Cargenbridge, Castle Kennedy, Clarencefield, Corsock, Drumlanrig, Dunscore, Kirkcolm and Noblehill
www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk /propertysearch.asp?townCity=Dumfries   (800 words)

 GENUKI: Dumfries
"DUMFRIES, a parish on the south-west border of Dumfries-shire.
It contains the royal burgh of Dumfries, the villages of Georgeton, Gaston, Locharbriggs, and Lochthorn, and part of the village of Kelton.
The first was the Dumfries Weekly Journal, which was followed by the Dumfries Times, the Dumfries Courier, and the Dumfries Standard.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/sct/DFS/Dumfries   (381 words)

 Scottish Enterprise Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries and Galloway is a special, unspoilt place full of open spaces and opportunities.
At Scottish Enterprise Dumfries and Galloway, we’re committed to community planning for the good of the region, supporting and encouraging new and diverse economic opportunities.
Scottish Enterprise Dumfries and Galloway is located in Solway House, part of the Dumfries Enterprise Park in the Heathhall area of Dumfries.
www.scottish-enterprise.com /dumfriesandgalloway   (672 words)

 Dumfries Portal -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Dumfries has 4 golf clubs, as well as a number of others in easy travelling distance.
Dumfries swimming pool is on the Greensands (across Buccleuch Street from the Whitesands) but it is old and falling apart, and long over due replacement (a new one is supposed to be getting built near the Cairndale, but this has been the case for years).
Dumfries Ice Bowl is currently the largest indoor facility in Dumfries (until the new swimming pool complex is completed, if ever!).
www.dumfriesportal.co.uk /sports.php   (626 words)

 Hotels in Dumfries
Dumfries, VA This contemporary low-rise is two miles from the Quantico Marine Corps Base and 28 miles from Washington DC attractions.
Dumfries, VA Hampton Inn Dumfries is located off of I-95 at Exit 152, 3 miles from Quantico Marine Base and 4.5 miles from Potomac Mills Outlet Mall.
Dumfries, VA The Comfort Inn is centrally located between Washington DC and Fredericksburg, Virginia.
www.expedia.co.uk /daily/hotels/Virginia/Dumfries.asp   (297 words)

 History of Robert Burns in Dumfries, Scotland
Dumfries in Burns' time was economically, and socially, more significant than it is today; in 1752 it was described as the 'Scottish Liverpool' with more American tobacco trade than Glasgow.
Its importance as a west coast port was emphasized by the fact that an estimated 21,000 people from all over Scotland, more than the town's own population, emigrated through Dumfries in 1851 to the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
The Globe Inn, has seemingly flourished under the watchful eye of the guid woman, and regrettably little is known of the landlords, or landladies, prior to the arrival of Robert Burns in Dumfries, when the Inn rose to prominence.
www.globeinndumfries.co.uk /history.asp   (1244 words)

 Dumfries Poorhouse and Moorheads Hospital
A paupers' hospital was built in Dumfries in 1751-3, at a time when very few charities of a similar nature existing in Britain.
It was endowed by James and William Moorhead and became known as Moorheads Hospital.
Dumfries and Galloway Archives, 33 Burns Street, Dumfries DG1 2PS, Scotland.
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 Dumfries Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Prince William County, Virginia
Dumfries: Once a major East Coast port, historic Dumfries is the oldest continuously chartered town in the state.
Dumfries is just 32 miles southwest of Washington, D.C and is easily accessible from Highway 1 and I-95.
Dumfries real estate is diverse, with homes for sale in every price range.
www.dumfries-virginia.com   (597 words)

Dumfries is in the south of Scotland on the A75 and A76.
Built in 1660, the oldest house in Dumfries and now a museum of everyday life in the town.
You will see kitchens as they were in the 1850's, 1900's, an early dentist's surgery, Victorian nursery and bedroom and furnishings from local homes.
www.activitypoint.co.uk /cgi-bin/list.cgi?r=dumfries   (210 words)

 Overview of Dumfries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Dumfries developed as a centre of trade, local merchants taking particular advantage of the free trade in tobacco offered by the Union of the Parliaments of Scotland and England in 1707.
In 1928 Dumfries incorporated the burgh of Maxweltown on the west side of the Nith and in the 1990s the former Crichton Hospital complex, established in 1839, was adapted for use as a university campus linked to Paisley and Glasgow Universities as well as Bell College of Hamilton and the Dumfries and Galloway College.
The actor John Laurie was born in Dumfries in 1897 as was Angus Mackay (1813-1859), piper to Queen Victoria.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk:81 /scotgaz/towns/townfirst349.html   (373 words)

 Dumfries, Virginia VA, town profile (Prince William County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Dumfries is a town in Prince William County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dumfries was $17,652, compared with $21,587 nationally.
Median rent in Dumfries, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $636.
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 Dumfries Cricket Club
On the playing side Dumfries was one of the founder members of the Border League.
Dumfries has been fortunate over the past few seasons to enlist the services of an overseas amateur/professional from Australia.
This has helped Dumfries 1st Eleven to finish consistently in the top half off the Western union division 1.
www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk   (269 words)

 BBC - Where I Live - North East - Town to Town
Dumfries is an ancient market town set on the broad banks of the River Nith, a few miles from the Solway Firth.
This proud association is reflected by the town's many dedications to the bard; from a statue taking pride of place on the High Street to the many commemorative sights on show.
So whether you stop by Dumfries to see the town in its own right or use it as a convenient stop over, this interesting town will make it worth your while.
www.bbc.co.uk /scotland/southscotland/insider/town_to_town/index.shtml?town=dumfries   (220 words)

 Dumfries B&Bs and Self Catering Accommodation
Dumfries is only 3 hours from Manchester and less than 2 hours from Glasgow and Edinburgh, which means that wherever you are travelling from you won't have long to wait before peace and tranquillity are yours.
There is a great variety of accommodation to choose from, to suit and budget and style you will be sure to find something for your preference.
The privately owned Cairndale Hotel is situated close to the centre of Dumfries in south west Scotland.
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 Welcome to Dumfries SpeedKart - Indoor Karting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Dumfries SpeedKart is the only indoor karting circuit in Dumfries.
We opened our doors in November 2005 and our facility has proved to be a massive hit with racers of all ages.
Dumfries SpeedKart is the ideal venue for birthday celebrations, stag/hen days, works do’s, corporate days and team building activities.
www.dumfries-speedkart.co.uk   (143 words)

 BBC NEWS | Scotland | South of Scotland | Dumfries is shaken by earthquake
People living in and around Dumfries said they felt two tremors at about 1040 GMT on Boxing Day.
Retired teacher Meg Edgar, who lives on the outskirts of Dumfries, told BBC Scotland it was "really frightening".
Marie Brown, a receptionist at the Station Hotel in Dumfries, said: "I was sitting in the bar downstairs and all of a sudden I thought there was a convoy of trucks going past.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/scotland/south_of_scotland/6209949.stm   (411 words)

 Dumfries ©   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Dumfries, Virginia was a shipping port which shipped tonnage equal to Philadelphia, New York, or Boston.
Here are renditions of the east elevation; north elevation; and floor plan based on the excavations.
We are all indebted to him and his desire to preserve our town.
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 Dalston House Hotel, Dumfries,
This family run quality establishment is pleasantly situated on the edge of the town centre, with its 14 en suite bedrooms, a lounge bar and a restaurant.
Dumfries - a picturesque market town - the ideal base for exploring Dumfries and Galloway, the Solway Coast, or day trips to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ayr or venture south to Carlisle and the Lake District.
A74(M), follow the A75 into Dumfries where the hotel is situated on the edge of the town centre, just by the Dumfries Tourist Office.
dumfries.hotelreservationhelper.com /hotels/dalstonhouse-hotel.htm   (541 words)

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