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

The General Assembly of Virginia

 
 
The General Assembly of Virginia Marker (relocated) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2015
1. The General Assembly of Virginia Marker (relocated)
Inscription.
On the site of this
building
The General Assembly
of Virginia

met from 1780 to 1788
and
it was from here that the
Assembly was driven
in 1781
by the news of the approach
of the British Army

Placed in 1915 by the City of Richmond
at the request of the Commonwealth Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution

 
Erected 1915 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 37° 32.085′ N, 77° 25.948′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Cary Street and South 14th Street (U.S. 60/360), on the left when traveling east on East Cary Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old State Capitol (here, next to this marker); 1300-1304 East Cary Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbian Block (about 400 feet away); George Washington’s Vision (about
The General Assembly of Virginia Marker (original location) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 8, 2009
2. The General Assembly of Virginia Marker (original location)
400 feet away); Commercial Block (about 500 feet away); Powers-Taylor Building (about 500 feet away); Tobacco District (about 500 feet away); Bowers Brothers Coffee and Tea Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. You Say You Want a Revolution? The British are coming...and Jefferson flees. Richmond Magazine, July 2004 (Submitted on November 8, 2009.) 

2. First Freedom Center. (Submitted on January 2, 2015.)
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
The General Assembly of Virginia Marker (relocated) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2015
3. The General Assembly of Virginia Marker (relocated)
DAR Marker at E Cary St & S 14th St (original location) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 8, 2009
4. DAR Marker at E Cary St & S 14th St (original location)
E Cary St & S 14th St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 1, 2015
5. E Cary St & S 14th St
The DAR marker was removed during construction of a new hotel on this site.
First Freedom Center image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 1, 2015
6. First Freedom Center
This intersection is where Virginia’s temporary capitol of the 1780s once stood, and the site where the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was legislated into law in 1786.
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom 1786 image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 1, 2015
7. Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom 1786
Be it enacted by General Assembly that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief, but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of Religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge or affect their civil capacities.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 657 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 26, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 26, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   5, 6, 7. submitted on January 2, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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