In 1714, under the direction of Lt. Governor, Alexander Spotswood, 12 German families established a settlement on the Rapidan River in present day Orange County, Virginia. At the time it was the westernmost outpost of the British colonies in the new world.
This latest documentary from AHHA Productions explores the many important facets of the original Germanna settlement. From Alexander Spotswood to the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe; from the beginnings of the iron industry to the Enchanted Castle; from the ongoing archaeological excavation to today’s millions of descendants; Germanna…America in Embryo tells the story of a remarkable community and its outstanding legacy.