Q. I just visited
A. It is true, but seldom mentioned in most history books. The Revolutionary War was still raging and the government was in the process of being created by the founding fathers, so the argument might be made that as of yet there was no United States of America.
In 1777 The Continental Congress fled
Source: The NewEncyclopedia Britannica Volume 12, 1997
Submitted by Kate Carroll, Reference Assistant