Mosby's Tavern / Cumberland Old Courthouse

Mosby's Tavern / Cumberland Old Courthouse (HMM3G)

Location: Powhatan, VA 23139 Powhatan County
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N 37° 33.972', W 78° 2.205'

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Mosby's Tavern
Benjamin Mosby operated a tavern on this site as early as 1741 in what was then Goochland County. In 1749 at the formation of Cumberland County, this tavern served as its Courthouse. The sessions were held here until Powhatan County was formed out of Cumberland in 1777; for a time court was held here for both counties.

Benjamin Mosby's son, General Littlebury Mosby Sr., 1729-1809, the most notable figure in early Powhatan politics was instrumental in having the courthouses located here.

The site, a Virginia Historic Landmark, is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Cumberland Old Courthouse
George Washington referred to this site as "Cumberland Old Courthouse" when this was a major staging area for troops of the Continental Army. On February 18, 1775 the Cumberland County Committee of Safety met here and composed The Cumberland Resolutions, one of the earliest calls for independence issued in the colonies.

After Yorktown, troops of the Virginia Continental Line, ill-equipped, ill-fed, unpaid and nearly mutinous, marched from here to the Southern Campaign of 1782.

While there they participated with valor and success in the final engagements of our war for independence.
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HM NumberHMM3G
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByPowhatan County Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 761720 N 4161814
Decimal Degrees37.56620000, -78.03675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 33.972', W 78° 2.205'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 33' 58.32" N, 78° 2' 12.30" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2627-2699 Old Tavern Rd, Powhatan VA 23139, US
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