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Near Providence Forge in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Letitia Christian Tyler

 
 
Letitia Christian Tyler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
1. Letitia Christian Tyler Marker
Inscription.  Letitia Christian Tyler, wife of President John Tyler, is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery a mile northeast. Born on 12 November 1790, a daughter of Robert and Mary Browne Christian, she married John Tyler at her home, Cedar Grove, on 29 March 1813. Her husband served as a congressman (1817-1821), governor of Virginia (1825-1827), senator (1827-1836), vice president (1841), and tenth president of the United States (1841-1845). Letitia Christian Tyler was the first First Lady to die in the White House when she succumbed on 10 September 1842 after a series of paralyzing strokes. Her body lay in state in the East Room of the White House, then was transported to her family home at Cedar Grove for interment.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-39.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #10 John Tyler series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 29, 1813.
 
Location. 37° 28.865′ N, 77° 7.827′ 
Letitia Christian Tyler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
2. Letitia Christian Tyler Marker
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W. Marker is near Providence Forge, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of Pocahontas Trail (U.S. 60) and Roxbury Road, on the right when traveling east on Pocahontas Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5009 S Garden Rd, Providence Forge VA 23140, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Long Bridge (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Long Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Arnold Stansley (approx. 3.1 miles away); Action of Nance's Shop (approx. 3.6 miles away); George W. Watkins School (approx. 3.8 miles away); Green v. County School Board of New Kent County (approx. 3.8 miles away); Roxbury (approx. 4 miles away); Stuart's Ride Around McClellan (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The National First Ladies' Library. First Lady Biography: Letitia Tyler. (Submitted on March 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Letitia Christian Tyler Marker behind the Long Bridge Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 22, 2008
3. Letitia Christian Tyler Marker behind the Long Bridge Marker.
Cedar Grove Cemetery where Letitia Christian Tyler is Buried image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 7, 2009
4. Cedar Grove Cemetery where Letitia Christian Tyler is Buried
The family home can be seen in the background.
Cover stone over Letitia Christian Tyler's grave. image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 7, 2009
5. Cover stone over Letitia Christian Tyler's grave.
In the Cedar Grove Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,036 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 13, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.

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