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Old 12-29-2008, 05:40 PM   #87
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Location: Gateway to Skyline Drive, Virginia
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Robert Rutherford Freedom's Call

Located on Route 51 in Charles Town, WV, near the intersection of 51 and 340. In front of Charles Town Races and Slots.

I stop for a cuppa, and whoa..waz' this?

Mountain View Diner, across Route 51 from the race track.

Representative from Virginia; born in Scotland, October 20, 1728; completed preparatory studies and was educated at the Royal College of Edinburgh; immigrated to the United States and settled in Berks County, Tenn., and subsequently moved to Virginia; delegate to the conventions in Richmond and Williamsburg, July and December 1775 and May 1776; served in the state senate 1776-1790; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1797); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1796 to the Fifth Congress; settled on his estate “Flowing Spring” near Charles Town, Va. (now West Virginia) and resided there until his death in October 1803; interment on “Flowing Spring” estate near Charles Town.
I did not locate "Flowing Springs" estate. I found one source that stated Rutherford was buried in an unmarked grave. I will put more effort into locating the estate and / or grave.
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