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

Henry and Randolph's Debate

 
 
Henry and Randolph's Debate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. Henry and Randolph's Debate Marker
Inscription. Here, in March, 1799, took place the noted debate between Patrick Henry and John Randolph of Roanoke on the question of States' Rights. Henry denied the right of a state to oppose oppressive Federal laws. Randolph affirmed that right. This was Henry's last speech and Randolph's first. Henry died three months later.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number FR 10.)
 
Location. 37° 3.383′ N, 78° 38.272′ W. Marker is in Charlotte Court House, Virginia, in Charlotte County. Marker is at the intersection of David Bruce Avenue (Virginia Route 40) and Legrande Avenue (Virginia Route 47), on the left when traveling west on David Bruce Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlotte Court House VA 23923, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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
David Bruce Ave & Legrande Ave image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
2. David Bruce Ave & Legrande Ave
line); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Edgehill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Greenfield (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cub Creek Church (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte Court House.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable EventsNotable Persons
 
Patrick Henry image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
3. Patrick Henry
A 1904 photograph of George B. Matthews' 1750 portrait of Patrick Henry.
John Randolph of Roanoak image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
4. John Randolph of Roanoak
This 1811 Portrait by John Wesley Jarvis hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 614 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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