“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)

North Bend

North Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
1. North Bend Marker
Inscription. Three miles south is North Bend, a Greek Revival residence built in 1819. Sarah Minge, sister of President William Henry Harrison, and her husband, John, built the original portion of the house located on Kittiewan Creek. Thomas H. Wilcox greatly enlarged the dwelling in 1853. General Sheridan established his Union headquarters here while his 30,000 men crossed the James River on a pontoon bridge at Weyanoke.
Erected 1989 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number V 24.)
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. Marker is 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 of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kittiewan and Doctor Rickman (here, next to this marker); Upper Weyanoke (here, next to this marker); Wryanoke & Parrish Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hope & Court House
North Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
2. North Bend Marker
Shown with markers Upper Weyanoke (V 12) and Kittiewan and Doctor Rickman markers.
(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 . . .  North Bend. (PDF) National Register documentation for North Bend. "The main house at North Bend survives as the best preserved and purest expression of the academic Greek Revival style in Charles City County, Virginia." (Submitted on July 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. Antebellum South, USWar, US Civil
North Bend, Charles City County image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
3. North Bend, Charles City County
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 967 times since then and 18 times this year. 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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