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

Lane to Site of First Thanksgiving

Site of First Thanksgiving Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
1. Site of First Thanksgiving Marker
Inscription.  Lane to Site of First Thanksgiving in America. First whiskey distillery 1621. One of the first ship yards in the New World. 18 gun man of war was constructed here for the Revolutionary War. Lincoln landed here in 1862 to confer with General McClelland and to view the troops.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar, US CivilWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1621.
Location. 37° 19.108′ N, 77° 10.728′ W. Marker is in Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker can be reached from Harrison Landing Road, 0.7 miles south of Westover Road (Virginia Route 633), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12602 Harrison Landing Rd, Charles City VA 23030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cannon Ball (within shouting distance of this marker); Willie Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); Berkeley and Harrison's Landing (about
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Official Thanksgiving (about 700 feet away); Origin of Taps (approx. Ό mile away); Benjamin Harrison (approx. Ό mile away); Capt. John Woodliffe (approx. 0.3 miles away); Herring Creek (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles City.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2021, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 16 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 18, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A wide shot of the marker in context. • Verification of the exact location of the marker. • Can you help?

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
Paid Advertisements

Mar. 27, 2023