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Alexander Spotswood
Virginia Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood


A party led by Virginia Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood, exploring lands in western Virginia, reached the crest of the Appalachian Mountains on September 5, 1716.

Learn more:
Description of Spotswood's Transmontane Expedition
Journal of John Fontaine
"The Virginians of the Valley"
Sources on Alexander Spotswood
Golden Horseshoe Database


On This Day in West Virginia History: September