Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County


Stratford Hall:
February 1766 Richard Henry Lee drafts the Leedstown Resolves
February 27, 1766 Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Thomas Ludwell Lee, and William Lee sign the Leedstown Resolves at Old Bray’s Church (with more than 100 other men, including several brothers of Geroge Washington).
February 1766 Formation of the Westmoreland Association
1775 News of Lexington and Concord broke in Great Britain through Arthur Lee
June 7, 1776 Richard Henry Lee formally proposes independence from Great Britain in Congress Hall, Philadelphia.
1776 Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee sign the Declaration of Independence
1778 Arthur Lee signs the Treaty of Alliance with France, bringing the French openly into the war on the American side.

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First Africans Day at Stratford HallFirst Africans Day at Stratford Hall
July 27, 2024 - July 27, 2024
Westmoreland County

Visit Stratford Hall for First Africans Day, commemorating the enslaved Africans and African Americans who built and sustained Stratford Hall and the ... Read More


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