HOME - Historic Polegreen Church. Established in 1747, the Meeting House, as it was known in the 18th century, served an important role in the “Dissenter Movement” and the “Great Awakening,” ultimately leading to America''s civil and religious liberties. With Patrick Henry in attendance, Rev. Samuel Davies articulated the principles of the American Revolution through his sermons delivered at Polegreen. Historic Polegreen Church Foundation hosts history-based tours, energetic re-enactments, and specialized programs that mine the rich stories of the site.