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Patrick Henry Leatherwood Plantation | Henry County, Martinsville, & Patrick County, VA
VA General Assembly's Heritage Trail
Denies 5 Years of Patrick Henry's Life

Click to Enlarge: Plaque on Marker for Leatherwood PlantationThe 5 years of Patrick Henry's life spent at his Leatherwood Estate in present day Henry County are omitted! In 2007 the General Assembly of VA created 'The Road to the Revolution Heritage Trail' (the Feds awarded the state $250,000 in assistance) to mark sites important in the life of Patrick Henry. The Trail was unveiled on April 26, 2010 and included Scotchtown, Polegreen Church, Rural Plains, Pine Slash and Red Hill - among other sites significant in Henry's life. But there is not even a hint of Leatherwood in Henry County where Henry farmed tobacco from 1779 until 1784, between his 3rd and 4th terms as Governor. Henry actually made 2 attempts at farming: at Pine Slash (300 acres estate) around 1757 and the 5 years at Leatherwood (10,000 acres). The project "will aid tourism in Virginia" according to the Richmond Times Dispatch. Duh ... the site of Leatherwood Plantation could use some of that aid too.

This from the Richmond Times Dispatch: "Del. Christopher K. Peace, R-Hanover, played an integral role in getting the legislation passed. As a native of Hanover, he said 'you obviously know who Henry is ... but I have learned a lot since I've gotten involved with the trail creation.'

Do the Henry County Delegates in Richmond know who Henry is?

Leatherwood Plantation Marker in Henry CountyRead the Richmond Times Dispatch article here:

Read about Patrick Henry's life - including his years at Leatherwood - here:

Link to the Road to Revolution Heritage trail site is omitted here.
Links to the Patrick Henry and Red Hill sites are omitted here.

Leatherwood Creek History

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