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

Hanover County / Henrico County

 
 
Hanover County Marker (obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 10, 2009
1. Hanover County Marker (obverse)
Inscription. (Obverse)
Hanover County
Area 512 Square Miles

Formed in 1720 from New Kent, and named for the electorate of Hanover. Patrick Henry and Henry Clay were born in this county. In it were fought the battles of Gaines's Mill, 1862, and Cold Harbor, 1864.

(Reverse)
Henrico County
Area 280 Square Miles

An original shire formed in 1634. Named for Henrico Town, founded in 1611, which was named for Henry, Prince of Wales. The battles of Seven Pines, Savage's Station, Glendale and Malvern Hill, 1862, took place in this county.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-193.)
 
Location. 37° 41.175′ N, 77° 32.576′ W. Marker is near Glen Allen, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Mountain Road (U.S. 33) 0.1 miles north of Old Mountain Road, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Allen VA 23059, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maybelle Carter Family Residence (approx. 0.9 miles away); Echo Lake (approx. 0.9 miles away); Coal Pit School (approx. 1˝ miles away); Meadow Farm
Henrico County Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 10, 2009
2. Henrico County Marker (reverse)
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Courtney Road Service Station (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Courtney Road Service Station (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Meadow Farm (approx. 1.7 miles away); Box Car (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Allen.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historical Facts About Hanover County, Virginia. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Historic Sites in Hanover County, Virginia. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Hanover County Historical Society. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
4. History of Henrcio County, Virginia. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
5. Henrico County Historical Society. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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Chickahominy River crossing on Mountain Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 10, 2009
3. Chickahominy River crossing on Mountain Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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