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Germanna Second Colony

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Germanna Second Colony

Germanna was a German settlement in the Colony of Virginia, settled in four waves, first in 1714 Germanna First Colony, second beginning in 1717 Germanna Second Colony, third came the 1725 Germanna Settlers, and finally, the Little Fork Colony.

"The 1717 Colony from the Kraichgau of Baden and Württemberg, as well as some from the Rhineland Pfalz (Palatinate) settled across the Rapidan River from Fort Germanna, then from 1725 to 1727 began to move to the Robinson River Valley in present day Madison County and patent land in their own names."[1]

A patent for twenty-eight thousand acres was issued on 11 April 1732 to Alexander Spotswood with the head rights listing fourty-eight individuals:

Not all individuals were recorded in the patent and Alexander Spotswood recorded in his personal history that their were "seventy-odd Germans" in total. Additional Second Colony immigrants include:


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Historic Germanna: The 1717 Colony, Research Your Germanna Roots: The 1717 Colony; (https://germanna.org/things-to-do/research-your-germanna-roots/).

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