Hanover County, Virginia
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Hanover County, Virginia
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.

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


Unincorporated Communities
 Atlee * Beaverdam * Doswell * Elmont * Hanover Courthouse *
Mechanicsville * Montpelier * Old Church * Rockville * Studley


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Website Updates:
Mar 2016:  Civil Appointments, 1779-1799; Burials in Solitude Cemetery, Underwood Cemetery, Nuckols Cemetery, Taylor Cemetery, Davis Graveyard, Fork Church Cemetery
Jan 2016: obit for LAWRENCE, Marriage announcement for JETER-CHISHOLM.  Military news for GENTRY




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Surrounding Counties
* Spotsylvania County - northwest
Caroline County - north
King William County - northeast
New Kent County - east
Henrico County - south
Goochland County - southwest
Louisa County - west
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