This tasteful memorial made of bricks and stone with benches of marble on each side honours Hanover County citizens killed in hostile action from World War I through to the ongoing war on terror. There are separate stone panels listing the names of the fallen in each war. The memorial also honours each branch of service (army, navy, air force,...more
Hanover Courthouse is a fine example of colonial courthouse architecture. It was built in 1735 and it was where Patrick Henry argued the Parson's Cause case in 1763, which gave first thrust to the American revolution. The historic building was used through to 1975 when the more state of the art court complex was built.The Old Stone Jail was built...more
Hanover Tavern is part of the Hanover Courthouse Historic District. It includes the 1735 courthouse (a National Landmark), the clerk's office (early nineteenth century), the jail (1830s), and the Tavern. Located 15 miles (24 km.) north of Richmond, VA on US 301, the complex is a rare surviving example of the county government building sets once...more
I had been meaning to come here for awhile, but I finally did it. Houndstooth has the look and feel of a simple small town cafe, but the menu is much more elabourate than a cafe you would typically find in a town this small. The menu is varied mainly between barbecue and seafood platters. The service is attentive and friendly. For the price of the...more
B & T Market has a hot food bar with a much bigger menu than you would expect for such an out-of-the-way convenience store not affiliated with larger chains like Uppy's, Valero, etc. The service is a little slow for the type of restaurant this is, but it is very friendly. I had the chicken tenders with fries presented in tin foil. I don't need the...more
I got to be really familiar with Hanover Cafe when I had jury duty in December, 1999. It was the only real place to eat lunch. We could have driven to Ashland, but Judge Alderman only allowed an hour or an hour and a half for lunch. The atmosphere was nothing fancy, but Hanover County is not known for "fancy". Most important of all, the food was...more
Two Frogs on a Bike sounds like an opening to a long, involved joke or a silly whatnot offered at a novelty shop. It is located in what had to have been an old country store complete with tin ceiling and walls.
What to buy: There are all manner of antiques here from old toys and baby furniture to old books, furniture, and even old-timey rotary phones that are in working order.
Favorite thing: Lord Cornwallis, who got whooped bad in Yorktown later in the same year, passed through Hanover on the way to North Anna.