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Historical Markers in Brookneal, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Campbell County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Campbell County, VA (22) Amherst County, VA (40) Appomattox County, VA (75) Bedford County, VA (43) Charlotte County, VA (49) Halifax County, VA (40) Lynchburg Ind. City, VA (235) Pittsylvania County, VA (24)  CampbellCounty(22) Campbell County (22)  AmherstCounty(40) Amherst County (40)  AppomattoxCounty(75) Appomattox County (75)  BedfordCounty(43) Bedford County (43)  CharlotteCounty(49) Charlotte County (49)  HalifaxCounty(40) Halifax County (40)  Lynchburg(235) Lynchburg (235)  PittsylvaniaCounty(24) Pittsylvania County (24)
Rustburg is the county seat for Campbell County
Brookneal is in Campbell County
      Campbell County (22)  
ADJACENT TO CAMPBELL COUNTY
      Amherst County (40)  
      Appomattox County (75)  
      Bedford County (43)  
      Charlotte County (49)  
      Halifax County (40)  
      Lynchburg (235)  
      Pittsylvania County (24)  
 
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1Virginia (Campbell County), Brookneal — FR-27 — Birthplace of General Pick
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
2Virginia (Campbell County), Brookneal — FR-16/210 — Hat Creek ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
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
3Virginia (Campbell County), Brookneal — Henry Family Graveyard
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
4Virginia (Campbell County), Brookneal — Last Law Office of Patrick Henry
. . . Map (db m128667) HM
5Virginia (Campbell County), Brookneal — Osage Orange Tree
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
6Virginia (Campbell County), Brookneal — Patrick Henry House
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
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7Virginia (Campbell County), Brookneal — FR-25 — Patrick Henry’s Grave
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
8Virginia (Campbell County), Brookneal — R-15 — Patrick Henry’s Grave
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
9Virginia (Campbell County), Brookneal — R-15 — 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 . . . Map (db m64434) HM
10Virginia (Campbell County), Brookneal — Red Hill Scatter Garden
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
11Virginia (Campbell County), Brookneal — Slave and African American Cemetery
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
12Virginia (Campbell County), Brookneal — Slave Cabin
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
13Virginia (Charlotte County), Brookneal — Quarter Place Trailhead
The Quarter Place Trail is a half mile long, culminating at the Slave & African American Cemetery. The terrain slopes at the trailhead, levels off, and then steepens as it descends to the cemetery. The one-mile round trip walk is of moderate . . . Map (db m128689) HM
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14Virginia (Charlotte County), Brookneal — Red Hill"Give me liberty or give me death!" Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775
After three decades of public service, Patrick Henry retired in 1794 to Red Hill plantation in Charlotte County, which he regarded as "one of the garden spots of the world." He purchased the 700-acre estate and simple story-and-half house in 1794 . . . Map (db m128698) HM
15Virginia (Charlotte County), Brookneal — Red HillPatrick Henry National Memorial
Text Box #4) The flags of the Commonwealth Courtyard honor Patrick Henry's election as the first governor of Virginia on June 29, 1776, when the boundaries of the commonwealth extended from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River. The Grand . . . Map (db m128702) HM
16Virginia (Charlotte County), Brookneal — 10 — Red Hill — Patrick Henry National Memorial —
One mile to the south is Red Hill, Patrick Henry’s last home and burial place. The marble stone covering his grave carries the simple inscription, “His fame his best epitaph.” Henry came here in 1794 and died at his beloved Red Hill . . . Map (db m65398) HM
17Virginia (Charlotte County), Brookneal — Red Hill Plantation
Red Hill, 2930 acres at Patrick Henry's death, was named by its previous owners after the red clay soil so common to the area. Henry reportedly referred to it as "one of the garden spots of Virginia." The view from here overlooking the Staunton . . . Map (db m128691) HM
 
 
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Nov. 28, 2022