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Near Cartersville in Cumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Clifton

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
1. Clifton Marker
Inscription. One mile north; home of Carter Henry Harrison, land patented, 1723. Harrison, as a member of the Cumberland Committee of Safety, wrote the instructions for independence (adopted April 22) presented by the county delegates to the Virginia convention of May, 1776. Apparently this was the first of such declarations publicly approved. The convention declared for independence.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number JE-36.)
 
Location. 37° 39.882′ N, 78° 8.082′ W. Marker is near Cartersville, Virginia, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbia Road and Boston Hill Road, on the right when traveling west on Columbia Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cartersville VA 23027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hamilton High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rosenwald School at Cartersville (approx. one mile away); Lee's Stopping Place (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Campaign of 1781 (approx. 2.6 miles
Clifton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
2. Clifton Marker
away); Derwent (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named Derwent (approx. 5.1 miles away); Muddy Creek School (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cartersville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 638 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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