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

Old Westmoreland Courthouse

 
 
Old Westmoreland Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Harley C. Muse, October 24, 2004
1. Old Westmoreland Courthouse
Inscription.  At a public meeting here, on June 22, 1774, resolutions of Richard Henry Lee offering aid to Boston, whose port had been closed by the British government, were adopted. Here, on May 23, 1775, the Westmoreland Committee on Safety passed resolutions denouncing the Royal Governor, Lord Dunmore, for seizing the colony’s powder supply at Williamsburg.
 
Erected 1929 by the Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number J-71.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1734.
 
Location. 38° 5.716′ N, 76° 49.686′ W. Marker is in Montross, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on King’s Highway (Virginia Route 3), on the right when traveling west. It is directly in front of the Westmoreland County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montross VA 22520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Richard Henry Lee (1732–1794) image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Wikipedia Collection
2. Richard Henry Lee (1732–1794)
He was one of the delegates that signed the Declaration of Independence.
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. Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Westmoreland County Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Private Tate, Buffalo Soldier (approx. 2.6 miles away); Armstead Tasker Johnson School (approx. 2.8 miles away); Nomini Baptist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Nomini Baptist Meetinghouse (approx. 3½ miles away); To Keep in Perpetual Remembrance the Name of Thomas Lee (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montross.
 
Additional keywords. Westmoreland Court House
 
Westmoreland Court House, Montross, Virginia image. Click for full size.
By W. O. Cooper
3. Westmoreland Court House, Montross, Virginia
Story on back reads “Portraits of prominent early Virginians on view upstairs; lower floor houses original records, dating back to 1653, of the county that has been described as the ‘most historic county in the United States’.” This Curteichcolor 3-D Natural Color Reproduction postcard by Cussons, May & Co. of Richmond, Va is in the J. J. Prats postcard collection.
Old Westmoreland Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 22, 2017
4. Old Westmoreland Courthouse Marker
At the time this photograph was taken, the courthouse was empty due to ongoing renovations.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2008, by Harley C. Muse of George Washington's Birthplace, Colonial Beach, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,449 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 25, 2008, by Harley C. Muse of George Washington's Birthplace, Colonial Beach, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 25, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on April 2, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on January 22, 2017, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of Lee’s “Westminster Resolutions” historical tablet in the courthouse • Photos of Lee’s aid to Boston historical tablet in the courthouse • Can you help?

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