German Town

German Town (HMH5)

Location: Midland, VA 22728 Fauquier County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 37.685', W 77° 42.847'

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About 1719, five years after they immigrated to Germanna in present-day Orange Co., twelve German families moved here as lot owners of 1,805 acres on Licking Run claimed a year earlier by their trustees, John Fishback, John Hoffman, and Jacob Holtzclaw. Melchoir Brumback, Joseph Coons, Harman Fischback, Peter Hitt, John Kemper, John Joseph Martin, John Jacob Rector, John Spilman, and Tilman Weaver headed the other families. With their pastor, the Rev. Henry Hager, they constituted the first German Reformed congregation in the southern colonies. On 22 Aug. 1724, Thomas Fairfax, proprietor of the Northern Neck, issued them a land grant.
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HM NumberHMH5
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Marker NumberCL-7
Year Placed1995
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 4:59pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263734 N 4279000
Decimal Degrees38.62808333, -77.71411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 37.685', W 77° 42.847'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 37' 41.10" N, 77° 42' 50.82" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9860 Co Rd 643, Midland VA 22728, US
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