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

Patrick Henry's Birthplace

 
 
Patrick Henry's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 3, 2021
1. Patrick Henry's Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  Patrick Henry was born at Studley, just southeast of here, on 29 May 1736. The two-story brick manor house burned in 1807. Henry gained fame as a lawyer in the Parson's Cause case of 1763 by challenging British authority to interfere with laws passed in Virginia. While serving in the House of Burgesses, he denounced the Stamp Act in 1765. Furthering his reputation for passionate oratory, he proclaimed "Give me liberty or give me death!" at the Virginia Convention of 1775 in Richmond. Henry was elected first governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1776. He opposed ratification of the U.S. Constitution on states' rights grounds in 1788. Henry died at Red Hill in Charlotte County in 1799.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number ND 4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 29, 1736.
 
Location. 37° 40.587′ N, 77° 
Patrick Henry's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 3, 2021
2. Patrick Henry's Birthplace Marker
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17.569′ W. Marker is in Studley, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Studley Road (Virginia Route 606) and Williamsville Road (Virginia Route 615), on the right when traveling west on Studley Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5409 Studley Rd, Mechanicsville VA 23116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Studley (here, next to this marker); Early Airmail Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Salem Church/Haw’s Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Studley (approx. half a mile away); Unknown Confederate Soldiers (approx. one mile away); Enon Church (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Enon Church (approx. one mile away); Newmarket (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Studley.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Old Marker At Original Location also titled "Patrick Henry's Birthplace".
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Sep. 26, 2022