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Lake of the Woods in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Spotswood Family Cemetery

At Orange Grove c. 1786-1924

 
 
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By Pete Payette, April 17, 2017
1. Spotswood Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 2012, local historians recorded 15 field stones in rows that resembled the manner in which graves were marked in colonial and antebellum days before permanent granite headstones became popular.

In 2013, they used Ground Penetrating Radar to find and mark 56 possible graves in eight rows as shown in the plat below left.

The family burial records are believed to have burned in the 1870 house fire. The records that do exist include ten obituaries and the testimony of Lelia, the last Spotswood to reside at Orange Grove, that Capt. John Spotswood, grandson of Lt. Gov. Alexander Spotswood, his son, grandson, great-grandson and their wives are buried herein.

Tombstones and foot stones exist for Lelia's parents and her brother.
 
Erected 2016 by Civil War Study Group, Inc., and Wilderness 'Tiques Chapter of The Questers.
 
Location. 38° 20.671′ N, 77° 44.804′ W. Marker is in Lake of the Woods, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Spotswood Road east of Lakeview Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in Lake of the Woods subdivision, a private gated community where visitors must register upon entering. Marker is in this post office area: Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Spotswood Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, April 17, 2017
2. Spotswood Family Cemetery Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orange Grove 1728 - 1864 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain John Spotswood (about 400 feet away); Orange Grove 1865 - 1967 (about 400 feet away); Battle of the Wilderness (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of the Wilderness (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gordon's Flank Attack (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Gordon's Flank Attack (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Federals Fall Back (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake of the Woods.
 
More about this marker. Located in a wooded alley between 205 and 207 Spotswood Road.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Spotswood Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, April 17, 2017
3. Spotswood Family Cemetery Marker
Marker as seen upon entering the alley way.
Spotswood Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, April 17, 2017
4. Spotswood Family Cemetery
Gravestone of Lucy Gordon Spottswood (1836-1922) and Alexander Dandridge Spottswood (1836-1924).
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By Pete Payette, April 17, 2017
5. Spotswood Family Cemetery
Gravestone of Alexander Gordon, son of Alexander Dandridge and Lucy Gordon Spotswood (1873-1917).
Spotswood Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, April 17, 2017
6. Spotswood Family Cemetery Marker
Memorial marker located at the entrance to the alleyway.
Spotswood Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, April 17, 2017
7. Spotswood Family Cemetery Marker
Memorial marker located at the entrance to the alleyway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 6, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia.   6, 7. submitted on May 9, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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