Brookneal in Campbell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Patrick Henry’s Grave
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.)
Location. 37° 2.867′ N, 78° 56.685′ W. Marker is in Brookneal, Virginia, in Campbell County. Marker is at the intersection 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 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 Hat Creek Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Red Hill (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Patrick Henry’s Grave (approx. 3.3 miles away); Halifax Church (approx. 10.3 miles away); Shady Grove (was approx. 10.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ). 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.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.