Hanover County Courthouse

Jct. of Rte. 1006 and U.S. 301, Hanover Court House, Virginia

Photos 

Hanover County Courthouse

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Description 

This Georgian courthouse has been used continuously since its completion around 1735. It was here that, in 1763, Patrick Henry argued and won THE PARSON'S CAUSE, a case involving religious liberty in the Colony. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 7, 1973

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1969
Reference number
69000247
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Courthouse
Current function
Courthouse
Periods of significance
1700-1749; 1750-1799
Significant years
1735; 1763

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