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Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Germanna Ford

 
 
Germanna Ford image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 10, 2007
1. Germanna Ford
Inscription. One of the principal crossings of the Rapidan River from colonial times. Here a part of the Army of the Potomac crossed the river, April 30, 1863, preceding the Battle of Chancellorsville. Here a part of Meade’s army crossed on the way to Mine Run, November 26, 1863. Here the Fifth and Sixth Corps of Grant’s army crossed, May 4-6, 1864, to open the Wilderness Campaign.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Comission. (Marker Number J–35.)
 
Location. 38° 22.61′ N, 77° 46.802′ W. Marker is in Locust Grove, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is on Germanna Highway (Virginia Route 3) north of Spotswood Drive (County Route 760), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Germanna (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Germanna Ford (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Germanna Ford (about 500 feet away); Culpeper County / Orange County (approx. ¼ mile away); The "Enchanted Castle" at Germanna, circa 1720-1750
Two Markers at Germana Ford image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Two Markers at Germana Ford
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Gordon's Flank Attack (approx. 2.9 miles away); Captain John Spotswood (approx. 2.9 miles away); Orange Grove 1728 - 1864 (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Locust Grove.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Germanna Ford Crossing Site Today image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
3. Germanna Ford Crossing Site Today
The site can be reached by a short access road from the Germanna Foundation Visitors Center.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,379 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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