Signs of History (SM)

Hanover County


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Area: 512 square miles

Formed in 1720 from New Kent, and named for the Electorate of Hanover. Patrick Henry and Henry Clay were horn in this county. In it were fought the battles of Gaines's Mill, 1862. and Cold Harbor, 1864.
Fork Church, E-5 Rte. 738, 4.5 miles w. of Rte. 1
Battles on the Chickahominy, E-11 Rte. 1, 4.9 miles s. of Ashland
Smith and Lafayette, E-12 Rte. 1, 4.9 miles s. of Ashland
Lee's Turn to Cold Harbor E-13, Rte. 1, 4.5 miles s. of Ashland
Cavalry Skirmish, E-14 Rte. 1, 1 mile s. of Ashland
Jackson's March to Gaines's Mill, E-14 Rte. 1, .4 mile s. of Ashland
Henry at Hanover Courthouse, E-15 Rte. 1, at Ashland
Ashland, E-16 Rte. 1, at Ashland
Ellett's Bridge, E-17 Rte. 1, 3 miles n. of Ashland
Lafayette and Cornwallis, E-18 Rte. 1, 3.6 miles n. of Ashland
Lee's Left Wing, E-19 Rte. 1, 5.2 miles n. of Ashland
Lee's Movements, E-20 Rte. 1, 6.2 miles n. of Ashland
Hanover Junction, E-21 Rte. 1, 7.6 miles n. of Ashland
Lafayette and Cornwallis, E-22 Rte. I, 3 miles s. of Carmel Church
Stuart's Ride around McClellan, E-74Rte. 1, 1.9 miles n. of Ashland
North Anna River Campaign, 21-26 May 1864, EA-1 Rte. I, .65 mile s. of Caroline Co. line
Attack at Ox Ford, 24 May 1864, EA-4 Rte. 684, 2.43 miles w. of Rte. 1
Randolph-Macon College, I-10-a Rte. 1, at Ashland
Randolph-Macon College, I-10-b Rte. 54, at Ashland
Newmarket, ND-3 Rte. 615, 1.2 miles n. of Rte. 606
Patrick Henry's Birthplace, ND-4 Rte. 2, 8.9 miles s. of Hanover
Clay's Birthplace, ND-6 Rte. 2, 4.5 miles s. of Hanover
The Depot at Beaver Dam, ND-8 Rte. 739, at Beaverdam
Cornwallis's Route, O-13 Rte. 2, 1.3 miles s. of Hanover
Seven Days' Battles, O-6 Rte. 360 at Henrico Co. line
Seven Days' Battles, O-7 Rte. 156, .5 mile s. of Mechanicsville
Sheridan's Raid, O-8 Rte. 360, e. entrance of Mechanicsville
Seven Days' Battles, O-9 Rte. 360, .2 mile n.e. of Mechanicsville
Battle of Cold Harbor, O-11 Rte. 360, 3.6 miles n.e. of Mechanicsville
Bethesda Church, O-12 Rte. 360, 4.6 miles n.e. of Mechanicsville
Cornwallis's Route, O-13 Rte. 360, 10.6 miles n.e. of Mechanicsville
Grant's Crossing, O-14 Rte. 360, 11.8 miles n.e. of Mechanicsville
Henry's Call to Arms, O-15 Rte. 360, 11.8 miles n.e. of Mechanicsville
Edmund Ruffin's Grave, O-24 Rte. 360, 8.9 miles n.e. of MechanicsvilIe
Seven Days' Battles, Mechanicsville, PA-2 Rte. 360, at Mechanicsville
Seven Days' Battles, Mechanicsville, PA-4 Rte. 156, .8 mile s. of Mechanicsville
Seven Days' Battles, Mechanicsville, PA-6 Rte. 156, 1.2 miles s. of Mechanicsville
Seven Days' Battles, Porter's Withdrawal, PA-8 Rte. 156, 1.7 miles s. of Mechanicsville
Seven Days' Battles, Gaines's Mill, PA-9 Rte. 360, 1.8 miles n.e. of Mechanicsville
Seven Days' Battles, Gaines's Mill, PA-10 Rte. 156, 2.7 miles s. of Mechanicsville
Seven Days' Battles, New Bridge, PA-12 Rte. 156, 4.3 miles s. of Mechanicsville
Seven Days' Battles, Gaines's Mill, PA-16 Rte. 156, 5 miles s. of Mechanicsville
Seven Days' Battles, Gaines's Mill, PA-20 Rte. 156,5.7 miles s. of Mechanicsville
Seven Days' Battles, Gaines's Mill, PA-23 Rte. 156, 6.3 miles s. of Mechanicsville
Seven Days' Battles, Gaines's Mill, PA-25 Rte. 718,6.5 miles s. of Mechanicsville
Seven Days' Battles, Gaines's Mill, PA-60 Rte. 156, 7.8 miles s. of Mechanicsville
Seven Days' Battles, Gaines's Mill, PA-70 Rte. 156,8.2 miles s. of Mechanicsville
Seven Days' Battles, Gaines's Mill, PA-80 Rte. 156, 8.5 miles s. of Mechanicsville
Seven Days' Battles, Grape Vine Bridge, Rte. PA-105 156, 11.1 miles s. of Mechanicsville
Scotchtown, W-214 Rte. 54, 8 miles n.w. of Ashland

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