Liberty Point "Declaration of Independence"
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
N 35° 03.127 W 078° 52.586
17S E 693671 N 3880884
Quick Description: The site of North Carolina's own "Declaration of Independence" also know as the "Liberty Point Resolves" and "The Cumberland Association". This event occurred over a year before the Continental Congress issued the national Declaration of Independence.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2006 10:29:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMETA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GeoGordie
Views: 31

Long Description:

The Liberty Point Resolves, also known as "The Cumberland Association", was an early declaration of independence from England signed by 50 residents of Cumberland County. On June 20, 1775, these early patriots, who had formed themselves into a group known simply as "The Association", met at Lewis Barge's tavern in Cross Creek (now part of Fayetteville) to sign the document, which vowed that they would "Go forth and be ready to sacrifice our lives and fortunes to secure the colony's freedom and safety."

A marker commemorates this event in North Carolina history at Liberty Point, a wedge-shaped bit of land at the corner of Person and Bow Streets. The names of the signers of the Liberty Point Resolves are inscribed on this marker which was placed in 1909. Some names are inscribed on the front and the rest are somewhat hidden on the back. This little park is accessed through a gate on Person Street.

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Marker Name: Declaration of Independence, June 20, 1775

Marker Type: City

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