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

Spotswood

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 17, 2021
1. Spotswood Marker
Inscription.  
John Spotswood
1724 - 1758
Married Mary Dandridge in 1745

Son of Lt. Gov.
Alexander Spotswood
1676 - 1740

and his wife
Lady Anne Butler Brayne
1686 - Circa 1751

Father of General
Alexander Spotswood
Oct. 16, 1746 - Dec. 20, 1818

General in the Virginia line
of the American Revolution

Father-in-law of
Elizabeth Washington
Nov. 15, 1749 - Oct. 20, 1814

Niece of President George Washington
and wife of Gen. Alexander Spotswood


 
Erected 2002 by Michael D. Frost, Ph.D., a descendant.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is October 15, 1749.
 
Location. 38° 22.642′ N, 77° 47.029′ W. Marker is in Locust Grove, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from College Road (Virginia Route 375) 0.3 miles west of Germanna Highway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker
Spotswood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 17, 2021
2. Spotswood Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 2062 Germanna Hwy, Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the First German Reformed Church (here, next to this marker); Giuseppe Oddenino (here, next to this marker); The Marker Honors The Memory Of The Second Germanna Colony, 1717 (here, next to this marker); Johannes Kemper and Ailsey Katherine Utterback (here, next to this marker); Hans Jacob Holtzclaw of Trupbach, Germany (here, next to this marker); Hans Conrad Amberger (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Spotswood's Enchanted Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Germanna Visitor Center (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
 
Spotswood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 17, 2021
3. Spotswood Marker
Spotswood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 17, 2021
4. Spotswood Marker
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 17, 2021
5. Spotswood Marker
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 17, 2021
6. Spotswood Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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