Formed from Lunenburg County in 1764, Charlotte County is named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, consort of King George III. Renowned statesmen and orators Patrick Henry (1736-1799) and John Randolph of Roanoke (1773-1833) lived here. Henry is buried at his home site Red Hill. During his long career, Randolph represented Virginia in both chambers of the U.S. Congress. The county seat is Charlotte Court House. The courthouse was built in 1822-1823 based on Jeffersonian designs and in turn inspired several other courthouses in the region.
Date Approved by DHR: 06/18/03
Year On Marker: 2003
Geographic Location: Campbell County
Physical Description of Location: Brookneal, VA 24528. Located on Patrick Henry Hwy (Rt. 360), 2 miles west of the junction of Patrick Henry Hwy (Rt. 360) and County Road 672. Marker is on the right when traveling west on Patrick Henry Hwy (Rt. 360).
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