The Third Lederer Expedition

The Third Lederer Expedition (HMEX9)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Country: United States of America

N 38° 13.296', W 77° 18.138'

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In 1669 and 1670, German-born John Ledererled three expeditions to explore Virginia'sPiedmont and the Carolinas that encouragedfurther European exploration. The thirdexpedition began nearby at Robert Talifer'shouse near the Rappahannock River on 20Aug. 1670, Col. John Catlett, "nine Englishhorse," and five Indians accompanied Lederer.They reached the junction of the RappahannockRiver and the Rapidan River two days laterand followed the former inland. At the river'sheadwaters they approached the Blue RidgeMountains and reached the summit of one ofits peaks on 26 Aug. From there they viewedthe Shenandoah Valley, then returned thesame way they had come.
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HM NumberHMEX9
Marker NumberN-8
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 5:09pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298461 N 4232908
Decimal Degrees38.22160000, -77.30230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 13.296', W 77° 18.138'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 13' 17.76" N, 77° 18' 8.28" W
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Area Code(s)540, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19438 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg VA 22408, US
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