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

Hanover Court House

Erected in 1735

 
 
Hanover Court House Marker (obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
1. Hanover Court House Marker (obverse)
Inscription. (Obverse)
Near here lived in 1610 Machumps, brother-in-law to King Powhatan.

Near here were born Patrick Henry and Henry Clay.

In this building on 1st December 1763 Patrick Henry lighted the torch of liberty in the Parson’s Cause.(over)

Erected by Hanover Branch A.P.V.A. 1929

(Reverse)
Here in 1781 were the headquarters of Lord Cornwallis and Lt. Col. Tarleton.

Fierce battle fought here 27th May 1862.

On 13th June 1862 General Stuart passed on his ride around Gen. McClellan’s army.(over)

Erected by Hanover Branch A.P.V.A. 1929
 
Erected 1929 by Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 37° 45.765′ N, 77° 22.029′ W. Marker was in Hanover, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker was on Hanover Courthouse Road (U.S. 301) 0.2 miles north of Depot Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Hanover VA 23069, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Washington-Rochambeau Route (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Hanover Confederate Soldiers Monument
Hanover Court House Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
2. Hanover Court House Marker (reverse)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Hanover Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hanover Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanover Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hanover Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hanover Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Patrick Henry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hanover.
 
More about this marker. Marker removed 2013 by Hanover Court with Preservation Virginia approval due to inaccuracy of construction date stated as 1735. Marker in possession of Hanover County Historical Society. A 2004 study indicates construction got underway after public concern and outcry, House of Burgesses Intervention and later, the Governor and his Council finally agreeing not to intervene, ca 1737/1738 and was erected ca 1740.
Source: Historic Structures Report Hanover County Courthouse and Jail (1 Aug 2004), p. 51.
 
Also see . . .
Hanover Court House Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
3. Hanover Court House Markers

1. The Parsons’ Cause Foundation, Inc. (Submitted on February 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. CWSAC Battle Summary. Battle of Hanover Court House (May 27, 1862) (Submitted on February 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
Hanover Court House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
4. Hanover Court House
Hanover Clerks Office image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 4, 2010
5. Hanover Clerks Office
Hanover Jail image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 4, 2010
6. Hanover Jail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,173 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on , by Art Taylor of Beaverdam, Va 23015. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 17, 2016.
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