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Near Hanover in Caroline County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Caroline County / Hanover County

 
 
Caroline County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
1. Caroline County Marker
Inscription. (Obverse)
Caroline County
Area 529 Square Miles
Formed in 1727 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William. Named for Queen Caroline, wife of King George II. George Rogers Clark, conqueror of the Northwest, passed his youth in this county.

(Reverse)
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.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z 148.)
 
Location. 37° 47.416′ N, 77° 22.2′ W. Marker is near Hanover, Virginia, in Caroline County. Marker is at the intersection of Richmond Turnpike (U.S. 301) and Mt Gideon Road, on the left when traveling north on Richmond Turnpike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover VA 23069, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gabrielís Rebellion (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanover Courthouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Hanover Courthouse
Hanover County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
2. Hanover County Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Hanover Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 1.9 miles away); Patrick Henry (approx. 1.9 miles away); Washington-Rochambeau Route (approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Hanover Court House (approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Hanover Tavern (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hanover.
 
Also see . . .
1. Caroline County, Virginia. (Submitted on September 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Historical Facts About Hanover County, Virginia. (Submitted on September 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Historic Sites in Hanover County, Virginia. (Submitted on September 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
4. Hanover County Historical Society. (Submitted on September 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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Caroline County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
3. Caroline County Marker
Hanover County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
4. Hanover County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 611 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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