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

Leedstown

 
 
Leedstown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1721.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 6.699′ N, 77° 0.051′ W. Marker was in Leedstown, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker was on Leedstown Road (Route 637) west of Resolutions Road (County Route 641), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Colonial Beach VA 22443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. John Pratt Hungerford (approx. ¼ mile away); Early Settlement (approx. 3.1 miles away); Layton’s Landing Wharf and Ferry (approx. 3.1 miles away); Saunders’s Wharf (approx. 3.3 miles away); Vauter's Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Portobacco Indians (approx. 4½ miles away); Westmoreland Association (approx. 4.9 miles away); History at Oak Grove (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  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.) 
 
Leedstown and Pissaseck Indians Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
2. Leedstown and Pissaseck Indians Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,601 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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