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

President Tyler's Home

 
 
President Tyler's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. President Tyler's Home Marker
Inscription.  Just to the south is Sherwood Forest, where President John Tyler lived after his retirement from the presidency until his death in 1862. He bought the place in 1842 and came to it as his home in March, 1845. Here Tyler, with his young second wife, entertained much and raised another large family. The house, well-furnished, was damaged in the war period, 1862-65.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number V-21.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #10 John Tyler, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1845.
 
Location. 37° 20.306′ N, 77° 1.188′ W. Marker is near Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is on John Tyler Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 5) 3.2 miles east of Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 155), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles City VA 23030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
President Tyler's Home Marker on John Tyler Memorial Hwy. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. President Tyler's Home Marker on John Tyler Memorial Hwy.
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2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Pocahontas (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sherwood Forest (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sturgeon Point & Kennons (approx. 1.6 miles away); Kennon's Landing (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wryanoke & Parrish Hill (approx. 1.7 miles away); North Bend (approx. 1.8 miles away); Upper Weyanoke (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kittiewan and Doctor Rickman (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles City.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Tyler Home (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on December 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. Sherwood Forest Plantation. Home of President John Tyler (Submitted on December 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
President John Tyler's Home (Sherwood Forest) image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
3. President John Tyler's Home (Sherwood Forest)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,439 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 26, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on December 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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