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Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

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. (1½ Mi. N. E.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesCommunicationsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
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. Marker sits at the west end of a diner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Major James Gibson (approx. half a mile away); Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); In Memoriam (approx. half a mile away);
Marker at corner of diner. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
2. Marker at corner of diner.
The Confederate Dead (approx. half a mile away); Lock Graveyard Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Edge Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rutherford House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
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 was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,110 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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Nov. 25, 2020