Germanna (HM20K)

Location: Locust Grove, VA 22508 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 22.612', W 77° 46.807'

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Here Governor Alexander Spotswood established a colony of Germans in 1714. At that time the Rapidan River was the frontier of Virginia. On August 29, 1716, Spotswood left from this place with the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe on his exploring expedition across the mountains. The German colony later moved to Fauquier County. Spotswood lived here for some years at Germanna where he was visited in 1732 by William Byrd who called his house "Spotswood's Enchanted Castle."
HM NumberHM20K
Marker NumberJ 34
Year Placed1986
Placed ByDepartment of Conservation and Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 4:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 257145 N 4251290
Decimal Degrees38.37686667, -77.78011667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 22.612', W 77° 46.807'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 22' 36.72" N, 77° 46' 48.42" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2082-2098 VA-3, Locust Grove VA 22508, US
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