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Saint John's Episcopal Church

E Broad St, Richmond, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 37° 31' 55.19586", -77° 25' 10.040628"
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Here on 23 March 1775 Patrick Henry delivered his Liberty or Death speech, calling for American independence, during the second Virginia Revolution ary convention that included as members George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Peyton Randolph, and Richard Henry Lee. Saint John's Church was built in 1741 by Richard Randolph on land donated by Richmond's founder, William Byrd II. It continues to serve Henrico Parish (founded 1611). Buried in its churchyard are George Wythe and Elizabeth Arnold Poe, mother of Edgar Allan Poe.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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