Ashland in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Henry at Hanover Courthouse
Erected 1961 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number E-15.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical date for this entry is December 11, 1763.
Location. 37° 45.66′ N, 77° 28.285′ W. Marker is in Ashland, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on North Washington Highway (U.S. 1) 0.2 miles north of England Street (State Highway 54), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashland VA 23005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Randolph-Macon College (within shouting distance of this marker); Ashland (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Randolph-Macon College (approx. ¼ mile away); School Transportation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rev. Alexander G. Brown D.D.Blackwell House (approx. half a mile away); The Blanton House (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Ashland (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for “Parson’s Cause”. Excerpt:
Patrick Henry, then relatively unknown, rose to prominence by defending Hanover County against Reverend Maury’s claims. Henry argued in favor of the [Virginia legislature’s] Two Penny Act[, which had been vetoed by King George III]. ... Henry argued in substance “that a King, by disallowing Acts of this salutary nature, from being the father of his people, degenerated into a Tyrant and forfeits all right to his subjects’ obedience.”(Submitted on December 14, 2019.)
The jury awarded Maury one penny in damages. The award essentially nullified the Crown veto, and no other clergy sued.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 870 times since then and 12 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week December 15, 2019. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 4. submitted on December 14, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.