Near Brookneal in Campbell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Patrick Henry’s Grave
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number FR-25.)
Location. 37° 4.745′ N, 78° 53.942′ W. Marker is near Brookneal, Virginia, in Campbell County. Marker is at the intersection of Wickliffe Road (Virginia Route 40) and Mt. Calvary Road (County Route 600), on the right when traveling east on Wickliffe Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookneal VA 24528, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hat Creek Church (approx. one mile away); Red Hill (approx. 2.2 miles away); Birthplace of General Pick Patrick Henry’s Grave (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Patrick Henry’s Grave (approx. 3.3 miles away); Campbell County / Halifax County (approx. 3.9 miles away); Rough Creek Church (approx. 8.3 miles away); Red House (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookneal.
More about this marker. This marker replaced a late 1920s marker at this location with the same name and number which read “Five miles southeast is Red Hill, last home and resting place of Patrick Henry. He moved here in 1796 and died here, June 6, 1799.”
Regarding Patrick Henry’s Grave. Mt. Calvary Road will take you to Red Hill in Charlotte County. Follow the signs. It is open daily and worth the detour and admission price.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry for “Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!”. The speech he gave in the Virginia House of Burgesses on March 23, 1775 ended with “It is in vain, sir, to extenuate (Submitted on April 13, 2013.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.