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Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Religious Liberty

 
 
Religious Liberty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 4, 2007
1. Religious Liberty Marker
Inscription. (Front) From a meeting in Fredericksburg, January 3-17, 1777, of a Committee of Revisors appointed by the General Assembly of Virginia, composed of Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, Edmund Pendleton, George Wythe and Thomas Ludwell Lee to “settle the plan of operation and to distribute the work” evolved The Statute of Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson in the document the United States of America made probably its greatest contribution to government recognition of religious freedom.

(Rear) This memorial marks the site of a celebration on October 16, 1932, by representatives of the leading religious faiths in America, commemorative of the religious character of George Washington, whose boyhood home was Fredericksburg; and of the separation of church and state, as the Virginia “Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom” was outlined by a committee consisting of Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, Edmund Pendleton, George Wythe and Thomas Ludwell Lee which met in this city on January 13, 1777.
 
Erected 1932 by (VA) State Commission on Conservation and Development.
 
Location. 38° 18.359′ N, 77° 28.106′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia
Religious Liberty Commemorative Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 4, 2007
2. Religious Liberty Commemorative Plaque
. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Pitt Street, in the median on Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. George Eskridge Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Meditation Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Hugh Mercer (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Canal Ditch: Battlefield Obstacle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Rogers Clark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Kenmore (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Canal Defines Its Neighborhood (approx. 0.2 miles away); To the Confederate Dead (approx. mile away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
More about this marker. Originally located at the corner of George and Barton street, this monument was relocated here in 1977.
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Religious Liberty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 4, 2007
3. Religious Liberty Marker
Religious Liberty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 4, 2007
4. Religious Liberty Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,364 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 4, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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