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Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Freedom's Call

 

(Original Marker)

 
Freedom's Call (Original Marker) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
1. Freedom's Call (Original Marker) Marker
Inscription. Grave of Robert Rutherford, member of committee which in 1775 replied to orders of Lord Dunmore for Virginians to join British army or be held as rebels. This defiance was a gauntlet hurled at Dunmore's feet. (1 1/2 Mi. N. E.)
 
Location. 39° 17.631′ N, 77° 50.717′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on E. Washington Street (West Virginia Route 51), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker sits at the west end of a diner. Marker is in this post office area: Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Freedom's Call (within shouting distance of this marker); Martin R. Delany (within shouting distance of this marker); Edge Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rutherford House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Stribling House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Zion Episcopal Churchyard (approx. 0.7 miles away); Focus of Action (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of the Execution of John Brown (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charles Town.
 
Also see . . .  Robert Rutherford - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on October 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable EventsNotable Persons
 
Marker at corner of diner. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
2. Marker at corner of diner.
Marker is in the parking lot of the Mountain View Diner image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
3. Marker is in the parking lot of the Mountain View Diner
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 958 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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