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

John Tyler's Birthplace

John Tyler's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Trevor L Whited, July 29, 2021
1. John Tyler's Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  John Tyler, tenth president of the United States, was born just north of here at Greenway on 29 March 1790. The frame plantation house was built ca. 1776 for his father, John Tyler, a noted jurist and governor of Virginia (1808-1811), who is buried on the property. The future president grew up at Greenway and lived here again in the 1820s while serving in the Virginia House of Delegates, as governor of Virginia, and in the United States Senate. He and his wife, Letitia Christian, moved to Gloucester County at the end of the decade. In 1842, during his presidential term, Tyler bought Sherwood Forest, about three miles east of here.
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V 10.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is March 29, 1790.
Location. 37° 20.368′ N, 77° 4.886′ W. Marker is in Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is on John Tyler Memorial Highway (State Highway 5) 0.2 miles west of The Crossover Road, on the right when traveling
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east. Located along the Virginia Capital Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10900 John Tyler Memorial Hwy, 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. Eye Witness to a Revolution (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Shifting Ground (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Three Courthouse Essentials (approx. half a mile away); John Tyler (approx. half a mile away); America’s 3rd Oldest Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Isaac Brandon Lynched, 6 April 1892 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles City.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Old Marker At This Location titled "Greenway".
Greenway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Trevor L Whited, July 29, 2021
2. Greenway
Greenway, Charles City County image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
3. Greenway, Charles City County
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2022, by Trevor L Whited of Kokomo, Indiana. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2022, by Trevor L Whited of Kokomo, Indiana.   3. submitted on December 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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