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Scotchtown (Patrick Henry House)

Ashland, Virginia
County of Hanover.
10 miles northwest of Ashland on Virginia 685
National Register Number: 66000835
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Museum.
Web Site: www.apva.org/apva/scotchtwn.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 21, 1965):
From 1771 to 1777, this large 1-1/2 story frame house was the residence of Patrick Henry (1736-1799), the Revolutionary leader and fiery orator. During these years, Henry made his most famous speeches, and served in the Continental Congress and in his first term as Governor of Virginia.

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