Road to Revolution Heritage Trail
The Road to Revolution Heritage Trail links historic sites and institutions in Virginia that interpret the life of Hanover’s own Patrick Henry, orator of the American Revolution and Virginia’s first governor.
The Road to Revolution Historic Trail includes interpretive markers for these sites. The sites in bold are located in Hanover County:
- St. John’s Church in Richmond
- Hanover Courthouse
- Hanover Tavern
- Red Hill Plantation
- Polegreen Church
- Henry’s birthplace at “Studley”
- Rural Plains
- Pine Slash
- Hampden-Sydney College
The Virginia General Assembly established the Road to Revolution Heritage Trail in 2007. House Bill 1722 establishing the Trail was chief-patroned by Delegate Christopher K. Peace and co-patroned by Del. Frank D. Hargrove Sr., both of Hanover County. Del. Peace is also the Executive Director of the Historic Polegreen Church Foundation.
Hanover County is among the Heritage Trail’s supporting organizations. Others include APVA Preservation Virginia, the Central Virginia Historic Preservation Trust, Del. Chris Peace, Dominion, Hampden-Sydney College, Historic Hanover Tavern Foundation, Historic Polegreen Church Foundation, Lythos Studios, National Park Service, Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty, Red Hill and the Patrick Henry National Memorial, the Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, St. John’s Church Foundation, the Virginia Tourism Corporation and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
For more information go to www.roadtorevolution.com