Eastern Continental Divide & 1763 Proclamation

Eastern Continental Divide & 1763 Proclamation (HM1LD3)

Location: Blacksburg, VA 24060 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.329', W 80° 24.355'

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Main Street, near here, crosses a barely perceptible ridge line. This line divides water flowing east to the Atlantic Ocean, via the Roanoke River basin, from water flowing west to the Gulf of Mexico, via the New, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers. In October 1763, by Royal Proclamation, King George III forbade Virginians to settle west of this line. Virginians considered the taking up of western land as their natural right. Shutting off access to this land was a provocation that accelerated the building momentum in Virginia for the coming American Revolution.
HM NumberHM1LD3
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Date Added Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] RICHARD COBB  [2] RICHARD COBB  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 552705 N 4119681
Decimal Degrees37.22215000, -80.40591667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.329', W 80° 24.355'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 19.74" N, 80° 24' 21.3" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001 S Main St, Blacksburg VA 24060, US
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