Formed in 1720 from New Kent, and named for the electorate of Hanover. Patrick Henry and Henry Clay were born in this county. In it were fought the battles of Gaines's Mill, 1862, and Cold Harbor, 1864. (Reverse) Z-193 Henrico County Area 280 Square Miles An original shire formed in 1634. Named for Henrico Town, founded in 1611, which was named for Henry, Prince of Wales. The battles of Seven Pines, Savage's Station, Glendale and Malvern Hill, 1862, took place in this county.
Geographic Location: Hanover County
Physical Description of Location: 4399 Mechanicsville Turnpike (US 360), East Highland Park, VA 23223. Marker is on right when traveling east on US 360, about 1 mile northeast of intersection with E Laburnum Avenue.
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