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Near Mechanicsville in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hanover County / Henrico County

 
 
Hanover County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 12, 2009
1. Hanover County Marker
Inscription.
Hanover County
Area 512 Square Miles
Formed in 1720 from New Kent, and named for the Electorate of Hanover. Patrick Henry and Henry Clay were born in this county. In it were fought the battles of Gaines's Mill, 1862, and Cold Harbor, 1864.

Henrico County
Area 280 Square Miles
An original shire formed in 1634. Named for Henrico Town, founded in 1611, which was named for Henry, Prince of Wales. The Battles of Seven Pines, Savage's Station, Glendale and Malvern Hill, 1862, took place in this county.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z 147.)
 
Location. 37° 35.457′ N, 77° 23.151′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Mechanicsville Turnpike (U.S. 360) 0.7 miles west of Elm Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chickahominy River & Seven Days' Battles (here, next to this marker); Seven Days' Battles Begin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Defending Richmond
Henrico County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 20, 2009
2. Henrico County Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Chickahominy Bluff (approx. half a mile away); Outer Fortifications (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 0.9 miles away); Seven Days Battles (approx. one mile away); Mechanicsville (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hanover County, Virginia. (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Henrico County, Virginia. (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWar, US Civil
 
Looking east towards Mechanicsville Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 12, 2009
3. Looking east towards Mechanicsville
Looking west towards Richmond. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 20, 2009
4. Looking west towards Richmond.
 
 
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