Birthplace of Patrick Henry

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Patrick Henry's Birthplace Archeological Site
Birthplace of Patrick Henry is located in Virginia
Birthplace of Patrick Henry
Birthplace of Patrick Henry is located in the US
Birthplace of Patrick Henry
Nearest city Studley, Virginia
Coordinates 37°40′09″N 77°17′28″W / 37.669113°N 77.290977°W / 37.669113; -77.290977Coordinates: 37°40′09″N 77°17′28″W / 37.669113°N 77.290977°W / 37.669113; -77.290977
Area 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Built by John Symes
NRHP Reference # 82001819[1]
Added to NRHP August 2, 1982

The Birthplace of Patrick Henry (1736–1799), the American statesman from Virginia, was a farmhouse called "Studley", located in what is now the village of Studley in Hanover County, Virginia.[2][3] The house, a two story brick structure, was built in the 1720s by John Symes, whose wife Sarah married Patrick Henry's father John after Symes died. Patrick Henry was born in the house on May 29, 1736. By 1796 the farmstead included a significant number of outbuildings. The house was destroyed by fire in 1807, and now only archaeological remnants remain.[2]

There is an interpretive plaque near the site at 9620 Studley Farms Drive.[2] The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Studley". Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  3. ^ Loth, Calder (ed) (1986). The Virginia Landmarks Register. Virginia Department of Historic Resources. p. 192.