244th Anniversary of the Signing of the Tryon Resolves

August 10, 2019 / 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2577 Tryon Courthouse Rd, Bessemer City, NC 28016, USA

The Battle of Kings Mountain Chapter

Invites You to Attend the 244th Anniversary of the Signing of the Tryon Resolves

Saturday, August 10, 2019

10:00am

Tryonota Volunteer Fire Department
2577 Tryon Courthouse Road, Bessemer City, NC

The Tryon Resolves were a brief declaration adopted by the citizens of Tryon County in the Province of North Carolina in the early days of the American Revolution. In the Resolves, the county vowed resistance to coercive actions by the government of Great Britain against its North American colonies. The document was signed on August 14, 1775.

The Tryon Resolves “association” was created in response to the Battle of Lexington, and the Resolves were among the earliest of many local colonial declarations against the policies the British government had instituted in the colonies, which were considered oppressive by the colonists. Other similar declarations from the same period included the Mecklenburg Resolves (adopted in nearby Mecklenburg County, North Carolina) and the Suffolk Resolves (adopted in Suffolk County, Massachusetts). The Tryon Resolves predated the United States Declaration of Independence by almost 11 months, but stopped short of proscribing independence from Britain, instead supporting armed resistance until a resolution with England could be made.

For more information and to RSVP for the Color Guard and to present a wreath, please contact Steve Marlowe at smhistory@bellsouth.net or Bo Goforth at pgof@carolina.rr.com.