“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

William Henry Harrison

(1773 - 1841)


— Charles City County —

William Henry Harrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. William Henry Harrison Marker
Inscription.  Harrison attained nearly 50 million acres of land from treaties with Native American tribes. This resulted in a rebellion by Indian leader Tecumseh, and led to the Battle of Tippecanoe, which made Harrison a hero of the War of 1812. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and as Ambassador to Columbia. He was the first elected Whig Party President of the U.S.
Erected 1999 by City of Virginia Beach.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar of 1812Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison, and the Virginia Legends Walk series lists.
Location. 36° 50.491′ N, 75° 58.438′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Pacific Avenue just south of 14th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert E. Lee (here, next to this marker); Pocahontas
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(here, next to this marker); The Carter Family (here, next to this marker); T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson (here, next to this marker); Alan B. Shepard (here, next to this marker); Zachary Taylor (here, next to this marker); William Styron (here, next to this marker); Woodrow Wilson (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Last updated on January 31, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photo   1. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 25, 2021