Stratford Landing: Significant Events

Stratford Landing: Significant Events (HMN1B)

Location: Montross, VA 22520 Westmoreland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 9.774', W 76° 49.913'

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In 1744 the Lancaster Commission, headed by Thomas Lee and William Beverley, set forth from Stratford Landing to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to treat with the Chiefs of the Iroquois. Lee's knowledge of the Indians and his arbitration skills contributed greatly to the resulting "Treaty of Lancaster" which transferred Indian ancestral rights to the colonies of Virginia and Pennsylvania and opened the Northwest Territory beyond the Alleghenies to settlement by the English.

In April 1781, landing crews from the HMS Savage and HMS Best Bower and sloops Swift and Rambler destroyed and looted plantations and tobacco warehouses along the Potomac. On April 9, the Westmoreland Militia, led by Lt. Richard Henry Lee, repulsed a British landing party that attempted to reach the shore at Stratford, killing and wounding several sailors.
HM NumberHMN1B
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 2:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 339515 N 4225474
Decimal Degrees38.16290000, -76.83188333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 9.774', W 76° 49.913'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 9' 46.44" N, 76° 49' 54.78" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200 Unnamed Road, Montross VA 22520, US
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