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Henry County Virginia – Historical Markers

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By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2012
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Virginia (Henry County), Ridgeway — Z 220 — Henry County / North Carolina
Henry CountyLocated in the foothills of southern Virginia, Henry County is named for Patrick Henry (1736-1799), Revolutionary leader and governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Henry lived in the county from 1779 to 1784. The General Assembly . . . — Map (db m58373) HM
Virginia (Henry County), Ridgeway — A-108 — Martinsville Speedway
H. Clay Earles (1913-1999) opened Martinsville Speedway in 1947 with seating for 750. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) first raced here in 1948. Martinsville Speedway was one of eight tracks to host the inaugural 1949 . . . — Map (db m7741) HM
Virginia (Henry County), Ridgeway — A 57 — William Byrd’s Camp
Near here, on Matrimony Creek, William Byrd pitched his camp, November, 1728, while determining the Virginia-North Carolina boundary line. — Map (db m58372) HM
Virginia (Henry County), Stanleytown — A 54 — Fort Trial
Fort Trial, constructed in 1756, once stood nearby overlooking the Smith River. It was one in a series of forts authorized by the General Assembly to be built on the frontier to protect settlers from Indians during the French and Indian War. The . . . — Map (db m63197) HM

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