Germanna Foundation - Germanna Visitor Center - Locust Grove VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 22.675 W 077° 46.998
18S E 256870 N 4251415
Quick Description: A flag with the Germanna Memorial Foundation symbol flies at the Germanna Visitor Center.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 3/9/2012 3:26:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMDYJ0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
A flag displayed at the Germanna Foundation Visitor CenterClick for related waymark to open in new window in Locust Grove, Virginia is emblazoned with a symbol of the Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia. The symbol is represented by a picture of the visitor center & library within a pentagon with the years 1714 - 1717 superimposed at the bottom.

The foundation is dedicated to preserving the history of the first Germanna colonies on the Rapidan River in Orange County. The first colony of German settlers was established by Lt. Gov. Alexander Spotswood in 1714 and a second colony was established in 1717. The pentagon represents the shape of the fort, known as Fort Germanna, that Spotswood built for the protection of the colonies against native Indian attacks.

The flag flies alongside the American flag and Virginia state flag on the edge of the parking area to the visitor center.

Name of Organization: Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia

Type of Organization: Other (Specify)

Type of Mounting: Free Standing Flagpole

Location: Germanna Visitor Center & Memorial Garden

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