Patrick County

Patrick County

Patrick County

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Patrick County has a rich history through the Reynolds Homestead and the life of Abram Penn. There is a historical marker placed by the Virginia Department of Historical Resources at Patrick Springs, Virginia. It reads: “Col. Abram Penn, 1743-1801. 200 yards south is “Poplar Grove,” Penn’s old home and burial place. At age 21 he “won his spurs” leading a company under General Lewis at Point Pleasant. During 1780-81 he organized the first Revolutionary troops from Henry and adjoining counties and led his regiment to aid General Greene in the Battle of Guilford Court House and the Battle of Eutaw Springs. He helped organize Patrick County. He formed a militia company in the county and was made Captain in 1779.[3] During the Revolutionary War, Penn advanced to the rank of Colonel and in the winter of 1780–1781, organized the only body of Revolutionary troops from Henry and adjoining counties. He led his regiment to join General Nathanael Greene in North Carolina, March 1781, but arrived a day late and met the retreating forces heading back home. Later he and his troops joined General Greene in defense of the Carolinas, fought in the Battle of Eutaw Springs, and continued in service through the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown.

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