Birthplace of Patrick HenryOnly archaeological remnants of Studley survive today, but in the 18th century this was the site of an impressive two-story brick house. Studley was built by John Syme in the 1720s for his wife Sarah Winston. After his death, she married John Henry. The couple's nine children were born at the house, including their son, Patrick Henry, who was born on May 29, 1736. Patrick Henry attended a local school until the age of ten and also received instruction from his father in classics and theology. A childhood friend remembered his affinity for music and recalled that Henry could often be found "lying under the shade of some tree which over hung the sequestered stream" observing the natural world.
|Placed By||The Road to Revolution Heritage Trail|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 3:16am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 297933 N 4171569|
|Decimal Degrees||37.66908333, -77.29110000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 40.145', W 77° 17.466'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 40' 8.70" N, 77° 17' 27.96" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9498-10000 State Rte 700, Mechanicsville VA 23116, US|
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