Hanover Town, Virginia

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Hanover Town
Nearest city Mechanicsville, Virginia
Area 85 acres (34 ha)
NRHP reference # 74002122[1]
Added to NRHP September 17, 1974

Hanover Town is a former colonial-era town in Hanover County, Virginia. It was located on the upper Pamunkey River on land originally granted to John Page in 1672. Before being called Hanovertown, the location was originally known as "Page's Warehouse."[2] By the time of the 1730 Tobacco Inspection Act there was a tobacco warehouse at the site, referred to as "Crutchfield's" after the tobacco inspector John Crutchfield.[3] The town was chartered in 1762. The town was raided by British forces during the American Revolutionary War, and its fortunes declined in the years after independence because of silting in the river, resulting in its eventual abandonment.[4]

The town site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[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. ^ Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864 By Gordon C. Rhea p 43 https://books.google.com/books?id=a4xM5ZixENMC&lpg=PA43&ots=pSTMmDhf9j&dq=%22Page's%20warehouse%22%20hanover&pg=PA43#v=onepage&q=%22Page's%20warehouse%22%20hanover&f=false "originally known as "Page's Warehouse, hanovertown in colonial times had been the Pamunkey's highest transshipment point for tobacco awaiting transportation downriver"
  3. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=k38bAQAAMAAJ&lpg=PA281&ots=_Um8vFSIKI&dq=John%20Crutchfield%20%22Page's%20warehouse%22%20hanover&pg=PA281#v=onepage&q=John%20Crutchfield%20%22Page's%20warehouse%22%20hanover&f=false Journals of the Virginia General Assembly House of Burgesses "[Wednesday November 9, 1748] Resolved, that it is the opinion of this committee, that the petition of Thomas Anderson and John Crutchfield, Inspectors at Page's Warehouse, in Hanover County, for increasing their salary; be rejected."
  4. ^ Loth, Calder (ed) (1986). The Virginia Landmarks Register. Virginia Department of Historic Resources. p. 192.