“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Freedom's Call


(New Marker)

Freedom's Call (New) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
1. Freedom's Call (New) 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. NE)
Erected 1981 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Location. 39° 17.666′ N, 77° 50.699′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on E. Washington Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in front of The Inn of Charles Town. 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. Martin R. Delany (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Freedom's Call (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. mile away); The Right Reverend Ernest Eugene Baltimore (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
Freedom's Call (New Marker) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2011
2. Freedom's Call (New Marker) Marker
Two markers are found at this site. The Freedom's Call marker is seen here on the left.
. (Submitted on October 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,012 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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