Scotchtown

Also known as: Patrick Henry House
10 mi. NW of Ashland on VA 685, Ashland, Virginia

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Scotchtown

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

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. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 21, 1965

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000835
Areas of significance
Military; Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant years
1771; 1777
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 5
Contributing sites: 1

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