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

Henry's Call to Arms

 
 
Henry's Call to Arms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 6, 2009
1. Henry's Call to Arms Marker
Inscription. One mile east on the river was Newcastle. There, on May 2, 1775, Patrick Henry put himself at the head of the Hanover volunteers and marched against the royal governor, Lord Dunmore, who had seized the colony's powder.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number O 15.)
 
Location. 37° 40.885′ N, 77° 11.302′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Mechanicsville Turnpike (U.S. 360) 1.2 miles east of River Road when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cornwallis's Route (here, next to this marker); Edmund Ruffin's Grave (approx. 2.7 miles away); Headquarters of Opechancanough (approx. 2.9 miles away); Stuart's Ride (approx. 3 miles away); “The Old Church” (approx. 3.1 miles away); "Hanover Town" (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hanovertown (approx. 3.3 miles away); Union Army's Crossing of the Pamunkey River (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Henry's Call to Arms Marker on Rte 360 (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 6, 2009
2. Henry's Call to Arms Marker on Rte 360 (facing east).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 725 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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