Caroline County, Virginia, Caroline of Ansbach, Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Ruther Glen, Virginia

The Founding Of Caroline County, Virginia

In 1728 Caroline County, Virginia was formed from parts of Essex, King and Queen, and King William Counties. The county was named after the wife of King George II, Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, whose father Margrave John Frederick of Brandenburg-Ansbach was a ruler of a German State Cales the Principality of Ansbach.

Painting of Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach.

Author’s Note:

The author Philip Hamilton lived in a community around Lake Caroline, in the town of Ruther Glen, within Caroline County, Virginia, from 2012 to 2014.