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

Wayside & Granville

Charles City County, Virginia

Wayside & Granville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
1. Wayside & Granville Marker
Inscription. Wayside was settled after 1613 as part of West and Sherley Hundred. Landmarks have included St. John's Church, established in 1897 by the Rev. John Jones, a post office at Shirley and the Shirley Mill. In 1921 the Wayside Community Club assisted in erecting a new building for the Wayside School (est. 1895). Two earlier schools in the area were closed following the Nat Turner Insurrection. Prominent area homes include Dogham, Eppes Island, High Hills, Shirley, Upper Shirley, Riverview and Westberry. In this area stood the Forest, "The Wedding Place" of Thomas Jefferson and Martha Wayles Skelton. Granville, once known as Mt. Prospect, was served by the post offices of Granville Mills (1804-22). Malvern (1836) and Hardens (1877-85). Landmarks have included the Haxall Saw Mill, Gills Store, Grace Chapel (est. 1890) of Westover Parish, Granville School, Millwood School and the Kings Daughters Fresh Air Camp. Prominent area homes include Granville and Hardens.
Erected by Charles City County.
Location. 37° 22.583′ N, 77° 13.488′ W. Marker is near Granville, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is at the intersection of John Tyler Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 5) and Wayside Road (County Route 607), on the right
John Tyler Memorial Hwy (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 24, 2009
2. John Tyler Memorial Hwy (facing east).
when traveling east on John Tyler Memorial Highway. Click for map. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scene of Jefferson’s Wedding (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Shirley (approx. 1.9 miles away); Malvern Hill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Benjamin Harrison (approx. 2.4 miles away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 2.8 miles away); Union Reserves (approx. 2.8 miles away); Battlefield Landscape (approx. 2.8 miles away); Battlefield of Malvern Hill (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Granville.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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