Look how close I landed to one of the genetic melting pots of my DNA. My provider (ancestry.com) has further refined the hot spots where my eighteenth century relatives formed their families. Here's the blurb:
"Palatine Germans, English, Welsh, and Scottish Highlanders escaping economic, political, and religious crises in their homelands headed to the British colonies. Generally poor and often indentured, many found their way into Virginia and the Carolinas. They followed trails through the Appalachian Mountains, settling cheap land and turning the American frontier into an agricultural powerhouse built around cotton and tobacco."