Hanover County / Henrico County
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.
Henrico County. Area 280 Square Miles.. An original shire formed in 1634. Named for Henrico Town, founded in 1611, which was named for Henry, Prince of Wales. The Battles of Seven Pines, Savage's Station, Glendale and Malvern Hill, 1862, took place in this county.
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-147.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political Subdivisions • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1720.
Location. 37° 35.457′ N, 77° 23.151′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Mechanicsville Turnpike (U.S. 360) 0.7 miles west
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chickahominy River & Seven Days' Battles (here, next to this marker); Seven Days' Battles Begin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Defending Richmond (approx. half a mile away); Chickahominy Bluff (approx. half a mile away); Outer Fortifications (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 0.9 miles away); Seven Days Battles (approx. one mile away); Mechanicsville (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . .
1. Hanover County, Virginia. (Submitted on March 30, 2010.)
2. Henrico County, Virginia. (Submitted on March 30, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,160 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on January 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. Photos: 1. submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 2. submitted on January 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 3. submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 4. submitted on January 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.