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

Patrick Henry

May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799

 
 
Patrick Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 4, 2010
1. Patrick Henry Marker
Inscription.  Born at Studley Plantation six miles east of here was licensed to practice law on April 15, 1760. His awe-inspiring power as an orator was first recognized here at Hanover County Courthouse in his charge to the petit jury on December 1, 1766, in the Parson’s Cause case when he inveighed against the interference by the King regarding the passage of a tobacco tax, enacted by duly elected representatives of citizens of the colony of Virginia in the House of Burgesses. Later on June 29, 1776, he was elected first governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Presented by the Hanover Ruritan Club Dec 1, 1979
 
Erected 1979 by Hanover Ruritan Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraPatriots & Patriotism.
 
Location. 37° 45.786′ N, 77° 21.988′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hanover Courthouse Road (U.S. 301) and Library Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover VA 23069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Hanover Courthouse Wall image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 4, 2010
2. Hanover Courthouse Wall
walking distance of this marker. Hanover Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hanover Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanover Confederate Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fields Family (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hanover Tavern (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Hanover Tavern (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Hanover Tavern (about 400 feet away); The Colonial River Road (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
 
Also see . . .  The Parson's Cause Foundation. (Submitted on July 5, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Hanover Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
3. Hanover Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 736 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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