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Patrick Henry's Grave R-15 | Marker History

Patrick Henry’s Grave Marker, R-15

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 to Red Hill in 1796 and died there on 6 June 1799. To the southeast of the house is a walled enclosure containing the graves of Patrick Henry and his second wife, Dorothea Dandridge. Although the main house was destroyed by fire in 1919 and later reconstructed above the original foundation, the law office, Henry's last, survives and has been restored.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1997
Region: Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Campbell County
Physical Description of Location: 231 Lusardi Drive Brookneal, VA 24528. Located on Lusardi Drive (Hwy 501), less than 1/5 of a mile south of the intersection of Lusardi Drive (Hwy 501) and Lynchburg Avenue (Hwy 501). Marker is on the left when traveling south on Lusardi Drive (Hwy 501).
GPS Location: 37.047704,-78.94472
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