Henry’s Call to Arms Marker, O-15

One mile east on the river was Newcastle. There, on May 2, 1775, Patrick Henry put himself at the head of the Hanover volunteers and marched against the royal governor, Lord Dunmore, who had seized the colony's powder.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1927
Region: Richmond Region
Geographic Location: Hanover County
Physical Description of Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Located on Mechanicsville Turnpike (Hwy 360), 1.25 miles northeast of the junction of Mechanicsville Turnpike (Hwy 360) and State Route 605. Marker is on the left when traveling northeast on Mechanicsville Turnpike (Hwy 360).
GPS Location: 37.6814162850,-77.1883702760
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