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Hanover County was created on November 26, 1720,
from the area of New Kent County called St. Paul's Parish. It was
named for named for
the Duke of Hanover, afterwards George I. of England, or from the
Prussian province and city belonging to him.(Ray
Hanover County was the birthplace and home of noted American statesman Patrick Henry and is the home of the Hanover
Courthouse, which was the site of the Parson's Cause case in the Virginia Colony, in which attorney Henry argued
against taxes levied on preachers by the King.
Hanover County was also the birthplace of politician Henry Clay, author of the Missouri Compromise.
Hanover County was the site of a number of Civil War battles, including the Seven Days Battles of the Peninsula
Campaign and Battle of Cold Harbor in 1864
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