“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 (Appalachia)

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. (1½ Mi. NE)
Erected 1981 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
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. Marker is in front of The Inn of Charles Town. 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.
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.
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half a mile away); In Memoriam (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Confederate Dead (approx. 0.6 miles 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.)
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 1,167 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on October 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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