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

Henry and Randolph

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 24, 2021
1. Henry and Randolph Marker
Inscription.  Early in 1799, at the urging of George Washington, Patrick Henry emerged from retirement to run for Charlotte County's seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. He gave a speech here in March in front of a large crowd. Although Henry had opposed the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1788 because he feared a strong federal government, he now warned that states must not undermine federal law. John Randolph of Roanoke, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, rose to defend states' rights. This was Henry's last public speech and Randolph's first. Each man won his election. Henry died three months later.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number FR-10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1799.
 
Location. 37° 3.382′ N, 78° 38.272′ W. Marker is in Charlotte Court House, Virginia, in Charlotte
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County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Route 40/47 and Legrande Avenue (Virginia Route 47), on the right when traveling east on State Route 40/47. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlotte Court House VA 23923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Constitutional Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Charlotte County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Charlotte Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Charlotte County Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Charlotte Court House Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Central High School (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte Court House.
 
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Henry and Randolph Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 24, 2021
2. Henry and Randolph Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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