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

Red Hill

Patrick Henry National Memorial

 
 
Red Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Lassman, August 18, 2018
1. Red Hill Marker
Inscription.  Text Box #4)
The flags of the Commonwealth Courtyard honor Patrick Henry's election as the first governor of Virginia on June 29, 1776, when the boundaries of the commonwealth extended from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River. The Grand Union flag flew over the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg during Henry's first term as governor. Kentucky became an independent commonwealth in 1792. Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin were created from Virginia's original territory between 1803 and 1848. West Virginia became an independent state during the Civil War.

The bronze bust of Patrick Henry by Frederick William Sievers was cast from the original model (now preserved at Scotstown) for the bust commissioned in 1932 for the Virginia State Capitol. Another replica is exhibited in the Patrick Henry Executive Office Building in Richmond.

(Text Box #3 shows ten flags, which are the United States, Virginia 1776, Grand Union 1776, Kentucky 1792, Ohio 1803, Indiana 1816, Michigan 1837, Wisconsin, 1848, and West Virginia 1863)

(Text Box #1)
Welcome to Patrick Henry's Red Hill plantation. Please
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start your tour at the Visitor Center to your left. Patrick Henry cherished his last home as "one of the garden spots of the world" - a sanctuary that embodied his values of virtue, independence, and family.

The Patrick Henry National Memorial is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Admission rates are $8 for adults, $4 for children & $7 for seniors.
Group and school tours must be scheduled in advance.
For more information consult www.redhill.org or call 434 626 2044.

(Text Box #2)
Red Hill was designated by Congress as the Patrick Henry National Memorial in 1986. The plantation is operated by the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation and funded by admissions and private donations; the foundation receives no federal financial support. Red Hill is an affiliate for National Park Service passport program but cannot accept Park Services tickets.

Please treat Mr. Henry's plantation with respect. Pets must be kept on a leash and are not allowed in the buildings and garden except guide dogs assisting persons with disabilities. Food, drinks, and smoking are not permitted in the buildings. Restrooms in the Visitor Center are handicapped accessible.

Now step back in time, amid fields and forests little changed since the great patriot and his family lived here, to contemplated
Lower right part of the Red Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Lassman, August 18, 2018
2. Lower right part of the Red Hill Marker
the legacy of Patrick Henry and the founding of the American republic.
 
Erected by Red Hill, Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is June 29, 1776.
 
Location. 37° 2′ N, 78° 53.9′ W. Marker is in Brookneal, Virginia, in Charlotte County. Marker can be reached from Red Hill Road (County Route 677) one mile Staunton Hill Road (County Route 619). Marker is located along the curb of the parking lot in front of the Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1250 Red Hill Rd, Brookneal VA 24528, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Red Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Quarter Place Trailhead (within shouting distance of this marker); Slave and African American Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Family Graveyard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Last Law Office of Patrick Henry (about 400 feet away); Osage Orange Tree (about 400 feet away); Patrick Henry House (about 400 feet away); Slave Cabin (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookneal.
 
Also see . . .
1. Red Hill Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation
Lower left part of the Red Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Lassman, August 18, 2018
3. Lower left part of the Red Hill Marker
. (Submitted on January 16, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland.)
2. Red Hill Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation. (Submitted on January 16, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland.)
 
Map in the Red Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Lassman, August 18, 2018
4. Map in the Red Hill Marker
Commonwealth Courtyard described in the Red Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Lassman, August 18, 2018
5. Commonwealth Courtyard described in the Red Hill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 16, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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