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Near Charles City in Charles City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing

 
 
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By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
1. Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing Marker
Inscription. A short distance south, it was first settled in 1619, when the first Thanksgiving was held here. The present mansion, built in 1726, was the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and President William Henry Harrison. During July and August, 1862, it was the headquarters of General McClellan. The bugle call "Taps" was composed here then by General Butterfield.
 
Erected 1954 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number V 7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 37° 19.862′ N, 77° 11.446′ W. Marker is near Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is at the intersection of John Tyler Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 5) and Kimages Road, on the right 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First English Thanksgiving in Virginia (here, next to this marker); Westover (here, next to this marker); Herring Creek & Kimages (a few steps from
Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
2. Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing Marker
Marker show with Westover (V 8) and Herring Creek and Kimages markers.
this marker); Stuart's Ride (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herring Creek (approx. half a mile away); Berkeley and Harrison's Landing (approx. one mile away); First Official Thanksgiving (approx. 1.2 miles away); Origin of Taps (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charles City.
 
Also see . . .  Berkeley Pantation. (PDF) National Register of Historic Places documentation on the plantation. (Submitted on July 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable EventsNotable PersonsNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
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National Register of Historic Places
3. Berkeley Plantation
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By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
4. Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing Marker
Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
5. Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing Marker
Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
6. Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing Marker
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By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
7. Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing Marker
Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
8. Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,556 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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