Elder John Leland

Elder John Leland (HM2K3)

Location: Rapidan, VA 22733 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 15.457', W 78° 0.686'

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Courageous leader of
the Baptist Doctrine
Ardent advocate of the principles
of democracy
Vindicator of separation
of church and state.

Near this spot in 1788, elder John Leland and James Madison, the father of the American Constitution, held a significant interview which resulted in the adoption of the Constitution by Virginia. Then Madison, a member of Congress from Orange, presented the First Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing religious liberty, free speech, and a free press. This satisfied Leland and his Baptist followers.

Presented by Eugene Bucklin Dowden, President, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.
HM NumberHM2K3
Series This marker is part of the Sons of the American Revolution series
Placed ByBerkshire County, Massachusetts Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 8:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 761495 N 4238623
Decimal Degrees38.25761667, -78.01143333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.457', W 78° 0.686'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 27.42" N, 78° 0' 41.16" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10519-10559 State Rte 628, Rapidan VA 22733, US
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