During the Revolutionary War, loyalists in the
Virginia backcountry periodically conspired
against the Revolutionary authorities. Colonels
Charles Lynch, James Callaway, and other militia
officers and county justices formed extralegal
courts to . . . — — Map (db m65382) HM
Lt. Gen. Lewis Andrew Pick was born here on November 18, 1890. Educated at Rustburg and at VPI, (where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets), General Pick served in two World Wars and in the Korean Conflict. Best known as the builder of the . . . — — Map (db m64424) HM
Four and a half miles north stands Hat Creek Presbyterian Church, founded by John Irving and associates (first settlers) about 1742. William Irving, son of John, and the noted blind preacher, James Waddel, were among its pastors. The first log . . . — — Map (db m122066) HM
The double box tomb on the north side of the path marks the graves of Patrick Henry and his second wife, Dorothea Dandridge. Patrick Henry died at home on June 6, 1799, after a long illness. Dorothea died on Valentine's Day 1831 at Seven Islands, . . . — — Map (db m128643) HM
Largest of its species in the nation, this tree has for decades been named the National Champion by the American Forest Hall of Fame. The great Osage orange tree is at least 330 years old at the turn of this century and stands at greater than 60 . . . — — Map (db m128681) HM
When Patrick Henry purchased Red Hill in 1794, there existed on this site a modest four-room, one-and-a-half story dwelling, which had been constructed shortly before the Revolutionary War.
After Patrick Henry's death, the house passed to his . . . — — Map (db m128684) HM
Five miles southeast Is Red Hill the last
home and burial place of Patrick Henry,
governor of Virginia and the great orator
of the American Revolution. Henry is
especially famous for his “Liberty or Death”
speech made in 1775 in Saint John’s . . . — — Map (db m64382) HM
Five miles east is Red Hill, last home and grave of Patrick Henry, orator of the Revolution. He moved there in 1796 and died there, June 6, 1799. Henry is especially famous for his “Liberty or Death” speech made in 1775 at the beginning of the . . . — — Map (db m64431) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m64434) HM
This beautiful and tranquil garden spot overlooking the unspoiled forested Staunton River valley is set aside as a special place reserved for those descended from Patrick Henry, who have chosen that their cremated remains would be scattered in . . . — — Map (db m128695) HM
These simple fieldstones mark the resting place of slaves and African Americans who worked at Red Hill, making it among the most productive tobacco plantations along the Staunton River during the 18th and 19th centuries.
When Patrick Henry . . . — — Map (db m128704) HM
Home of Harrison and his wife, Milly, longtime servants of the Henry family. Harrison, when a small boy, is believed to have been Patrick Henry's slave and later, coachman for his son, John. Restored in 1961 using some of the original logs.
"Let . . . — — Map (db m128705) HM
Two miles east is Shady Grove, which was built in 1825 by Dr. George Cabell, of Point of Honor in Lynchburg, for his daughter Paulina and her husband Alexander Spotswood Henry, son of Patrick Henry. Shady Grove is a handsomely proportioned and . . . — — Map (db m64247) HM
Two miles north stand massive sandstone walls and four chimneys, the ruins of Mount Athos, overlooking a bend of the James River. The house was built about 1800 for William J. Lewis (1766-1828) on land that had been patented in 1742 by John Bolling . . . — — Map (db m42896) HM
Just south across Little Beaver Creek stand the ruins of the last of three Oxford Iron Works furnaces built in the vicinity. Virginia and Pennsylvania investors began the ironworks nearby between 1768 and 1772 as a small bloomery forge. According to . . . — — Map (db m42897) HM
This place, on the old stage road, was the first county seat of Bedford; the first courthouse, built in 1755, was standing until 1856. In 1781, New London was raided by the British cavalryman, Tarleton, seeking military stores. It came into Campbell . . . — — Map (db m65383) HM
Campbell County Training School (CCTS) opened here ca. 1923 after African American citizens campaigned for better schools. The black community, the county, and the Julius Rosenwald Fund paid for its construction. Rosenwald, inspired . . . — — Map (db m181140) HM
In honor of the brave citizens of our county who served and will continue to serve our great country.
Lest we forget those who gave the supreme sacrifice to preserve our freedom. — — Map (db m181129) WM
Born in Lynchburg in 1913, Col. Vincent W.
“Squeek” Burnett learned to fly at age 16.
By the mid-1930s, he was one of America’s
renowned aerobatic pilots and a member of
the Flying Aces Air Circus. He performed
such signature . . . — — Map (db m64207) HM
Rustburg was named after Jeremiah Rust, who patented land here in 1780. Rust donated 50 acres of land, known as Rust Meadows, in 1784, for the county seat of Campbell County. A temporary courthouse and other public buildings were constructed . . . — — Map (db m65564) HM