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

Clay's Birthplace

 
 
Clay's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 19, 2009
1. Clay's Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  Three miles northwest is Clay Spring, where Henry Clay was born, April 12, 1777. He passed most of his early life in Richmond, removing to Kentucky in 1797. His career as a public man and as a peacemaker between North and South is an important part of American history.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number ND-6.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1777.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 37° 42.482′ N, 77° 23.018′ W. Marker was near Hanover, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker was at the intersection of Hanover Courthouse Road (U.S. 301) and Stumpy Road, on the right when traveling south on Hanover Courthouse Road. Touch for map. Marker was 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 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Hanover Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Janie Porter Barrett
Clay's Birthplace Marker on US 301. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 19, 2009
2. Clay's Birthplace Marker on US 301.
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(approx. 1½ miles away); Slash Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cornwallis’s Route (approx. 3 miles away); John Henry Smyth (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Colonial River Road (approx. 3.4 miles away); Rutland (approx. 3.4 miles away); Totopotomoy Line (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
 
More about this marker. Marker removed by VDOT early 2015. Hanover County Historical Society working to replace it through DHR at same basic location.
 
Also see . . .  Henry Clay. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on August 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Birthplace of Henry Clay. image. Click for full size.
3. Birthplace of Henry Clay.
Henry Clay painted by J.W. Dodge (engraving). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By H.S. Sadd, N.Y., circa 1843
4. Henry Clay painted by J.W. Dodge (engraving).
Library of Congress [LC-DIG-pga-03227]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,124 times since then and 87 times this year. Last updated on February 25, 2016, by Art Taylor of Beaverdam, Va 23015. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Oct. 5, 2022