Religious Liberty

Religious Liberty (HM1N)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 18.359', W 77° 28.106'

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(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.
HM NumberHM1N
Year Placed1932
Placed By(VA) State Commission on Conservation and Development
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 11:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284166 N 4242648
Decimal Degrees38.30598333, -77.46843333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.359', W 77° 28.106'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 21.54" N, 77° 28' 6.36" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 608 Pitt St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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