First Call For Independence

First Call For Independence (HM19TQ)

Location: Cumberland, VA 23040 Cumberland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 29.802', W 78° 14.677'

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Near this place from the porch of Effingham Tavern on 22 April 1776, Carter Henry Harrison, a member of the Cumberland Committee for Safety, read the Resolutions of Cumberland County to citizens gathered there. These resolutions called for the Colonies to "abjure any allegiance to his Brittanick majesty and bid him a goodnight forever." The freeholders approved these resolutions, and Harrison was instructed "positively to declare for an independency" at the Virginia Convention. On this historic occasion, Cumberland made the first call by a governmental body for independence from Great Britain.
HM NumberHM19TQ
Year Placed2011
Placed ByCumberland Ruritan Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 8:20am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 743583 N 4153542
Decimal Degrees37.49670000, -78.24461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 29.802', W 78° 14.677'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 29' 48.12" N, 78° 14' 40.62" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4 Foster Rd, Cumberland VA 23040, US
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