“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Weyanoke in Charles City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Upper Weyanoke

Upper Weyanoke Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
1. Upper Weyanoke Marker
Inscription. In 1617, Opechancanough, Chief of Powhatan's younger brother, gave land to the south to future governor Capt. George Yeardley. Yeardley patented it and a portion became Upper Weyanoke, a James River plantation. Archaeological investigations there revealed an almost unbroken succession of settlements from the late 17th century to the late 19th century. On the grounds is a Greek Revival dwelling completed by 1859 for Robert Douthat. During the Civil War, about 14 June 1864 a pontoon bridge was constructed at Weyanoke Point across the James River for portions of Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's army. Upper Weyanoke was added to the Virginia Landmarks Register and to the Register of Historic places in 1980.
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V 12.)
Location. 37° 20.166′ N, 77° 3.094′ W. Marker is near Weyanoke, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is at the intersection of John Tyler Memorial Highway (State Highway 5) and Weyanoke Road (State Route 619), on the right when traveling east on John Tyler Memorial Highway. Click for map. Located in a marker cluster. Marker is in this post office area: Charles City VA 23030, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
Upper Weyanoke Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
2. Upper Weyanoke Marker
Shown with North Bend (V 24) and Kittiewan and Doctor Rickman markers.
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Bend (here, next to this marker); Kittiewan and Doctor Rickman (here, next to this marker); Wryanoke & Parrish Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hope & Court House (approx. one mile away); Three Courthouse Essentials (approx. 1.2 miles away); America’s 3rd Oldest Courthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Shifting Ground (approx. 1.2 miles away); Charles City C. H. (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Weyanoke.
Also see . . .
1. Weyanoke Plantation. (PDF) National Register documentation for Weyanoke. "An archaeological reconnaissance survey was conducted at Weyanoke during which surface collections were made in the plowed fields covering much of the plantation. Forty sites were located, representative of the 10,000 years of human activity." (Submitted on July 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Upper Weyanoke. (PDF) National Register documentation for Upper Weyanoke. (Submitted on July 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. Antebellum South, USColonial EraNative AmericansWar, US Civil
Upper Weyanoke, Charles City County Photo, Click for full size
National Register of Historic Places
3. Upper Weyanoke, Charles City County
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,308 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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