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Near Abingdon in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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Bush Declaration Monument image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 23, 2007
1. Bush Declaration Monument
Monument contains the names of those signing the declaration.
Inscription. This tablet marks the site of the building in which were held the Courts of Harford County from its organization in March 1774 until March 1783. In this house the Committee of Harford County held its meetings before and during the early years of the Revolution. Here, at a meeting held on the 22nd day of March 1775, the following members of the Committee passed and signed a formal Declaration pledging their lives and fortunes to the cause, which, a year later, resulted in the Declaration of Independence.

Aquila Hall Jos. Carvil Hall Geo. Patterson Wm. Morgan Frans. Holland Saml. Calwell Aq. Paca James Lytle Aquila Hall, Jun. Robt. Morgan Robt. Lemmon Thos. Brice Alexr. Rigdon Edw. Ward Abm. Whitaker Charles Anderson Wm. Fisher, Jun. Rich. Dallam John Durham Jos. McComoss Wm. Bradford, Sr. Wm. Smithson John Donohuy John Patrick Daniel Scott Benj. Bradford Norris James Harris Edward Prall Greenberry Dorsey John Archer W. Smith Wm. Webb John Taylor
 
Location. 39° 28.381′ N, 76° 15.957′ W. Marker is near Abingdon, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Philadelphia Road 0.4 miles east of Maryland Route 136, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is
Bush Declaration Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
2. Bush Declaration Monument
in this post office area: Abingdon MD 21009, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “The Bush Declaration” (here, next to this marker); Harford Town, or Bush (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Post Road: Cokesbury College (approx. 1.1 miles away); Captain John Smith (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of “Old Baltimore” (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abingdon.
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary
 
The old Bush Inn, probably before the 1920s image. Click for full size.
Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey
3. The old Bush Inn, probably before the 1920s
 
 
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