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Leedstown in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Leedstown

 
 
Leedstown Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
1. Leedstown Marker
Inscription. Here at the then thriving port of Leedstown on February 27, 1766, ten years before the Declaration of Independence, the Leedstown Resolutions (or Westmoreland Association) were drawn. This association, a protest against the Stamp Act and a pledge of mutual aid in event of its execution, was signed by 115 men from Westmoreland and surrounding counties.
 
Erected 1962 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number JT-15.)
 
Location. 38° 6.699′ N, 77° 0.051′ W. Marker is in Leedstown, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Leedstown Road (Route 637) west of Resolutions Road (County Route 641), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonial Beach VA 22443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pissaseck Indians (here, next to this marker); Early Settlement (approx. 3.1 miles away); Vauter's Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Portobacco Indians (approx. 4.5 miles away); Westmoreland Association (approx. 4.9 miles away); History at Oak Grove (approx. 4.9 miles away); George Washington’s Birthplace (approx. 5.1 miles away); Popes Creek Episcopal Church (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
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Leedstown and Pissaseck Indians Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
2. Leedstown and Pissaseck Indians Markers
 Leedstown, Virginia, and the Leedstown Resolves. “Leedstown is located on the Rappahannock River in Westmoreland County, Virginia. From this now sleepy community on the Rappahannock River began the spark of independence from England and a revolution not seen since against taxation. The revolt was against the Stamp Act formulated by the sovereign George the Third, King of Great Britain.” (Submitted on September 1, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 882 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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