Secession and OccupationOn May 23, 1861, Virginians voted in a statewide referendum to approve or disapprove the Ordinance of Secession that the convention in Richmond had passed on April 17. Here at the Hampshire County Courthouse, 1,188 out of 2,635 eligible voters approved and 788 disapproved secession. Virginia seceded from the Union, and the Hampshire County Committee of Safety voted to raise $10,000 to support the Confederate war effort.
|Series||This marker is part of the West Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||West Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 11:37pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 693356 N 4357130|
|Decimal Degrees||39.34200000, -78.75630000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 20.52', W 78° 45.378'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 20' 31.20" N, 78° 45' 22.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6 E Main St, Romney WV 26757, US|
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