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

Patrick Henry’s Grave

Patrick Henry’s Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, March 30, 2013
1. Patrick Henry’s Grave Marker
Five miles east is Red Hill, the last home and gravesite of Patrick Henry, the great orator of the Revolution. Henry is especially famous for his “Liberty or Death” speech made in 1775 in St. John’s Church in Richmond. Henry moved to Red Hill in 1796 and died there on 6 June 1799. To the southeast of the house is a walled enclosure containing the graves of Patrick Henry and his second wife, Dorothea Dandridge. Although the main house was destroyed by fire in 1919 and later reconstructed above the original foundation, the law office, Henry's last, survives and has been restored.
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number R-15.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 6, 1799.
Location. 37° 2.867′ N, 78° 56.685′ W. Marker is in Brookneal, Virginia, in Campbell County. Marker is at the intersection
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of Lusardi Drive (U.S. 501) and Rush Street when traveling north on Lusardi Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookneal VA 24528, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Patrick Henry’s Grave (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of General Pick (approx. ¼ mile away); Campbell County / Halifax County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hat Creek Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Slave and African American Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Quarter Place Trailhead (approx. 2.7 miles away); Red Hill (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Red Hill (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookneal.
More about this marker. This is the replacement marker for one with the same and number that is still standing a couple of blocks west on Main Street.
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry. “After the Revolution, Henry was a leader of the anti-federalists in Virginia. He opposed the United States Constitution, fearing that it endangered the rights of the States as well as the freedoms of individuals; he helped gain adoption of the Bill of Rights.” (Submitted on April 14, 2013.) 
Patrick Henry’s Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, March 30, 2013
2. Patrick Henry’s Grave Marker
Patrick Henry image. Click for full size.
Photographed By George Bagby Matthews after Thomas Sully's canvas, 1891
3. Patrick Henry
Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 630 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Sep. 23, 2023