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

Shirley

 
 
Shirley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. Shirley Marker
Inscription.  The house a short distance south, Shirley was first occupied in 1613 and was known as West-and-Shirley Hundred. In 1664, Edward Hill patented the place, which was left by the third Edward Hill to his sister, Elizabeth Carter, in 1720. Here was born Anne Hill Carter, mother of Robert E. Lee, who often visited Shirley. The present house was built about 1740.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number V-6.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1613.
 
Location. 37° 20.986′ N, 77° 13.832′ W. Marker is near Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is at the intersection of John Tyler Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 5) and Shirley Plantation Road (Virginia Route 608), on the right when traveling west on John Tyler Memorial Highway. 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
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are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin Harrison (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wayside & Granville (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bermuda Hundred Landing (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bermuda Hundred (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Bermuda Hundred (approx. 2.3 miles away); Herring Creek & Kimages (approx. 2˝ miles away); Westover (approx. 2˝ miles away); Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles City.
 
Also see . . .  Shirley Plantation. (PDF) National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings. (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Shirley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
2. Shirley Marker
Shirley Main House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
3. Shirley Main House
Registered National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
4. Registered National Historic Landmark
Shirley Ice House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
5. Shirley Ice House
Shirley Store House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
6. Shirley Store House
Shirley Kitchen image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
7. Shirley Kitchen
Shirley Laundry image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
8. Shirley Laundry
Shirley Plantation image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
9. Shirley Plantation
Tomb of Edward Hill<br>The Founder of Shirley<br>—In theShirley Plantation Cemetery— image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
10. Tomb of Edward Hill
The Founder of Shirley
—In theShirley Plantation Cemetery—

Here lyeth intered the Body of
Edward Hill Esq. one of his Majestyes
Hon-ble Councell of State Collonel and
Comander in Chiefe of the County’s
Of Charles Citty and Surrey Judge of
His Majestyes high court of Admiralty
And Sometimes Treasurer of Virginia who
dyed the 30th of Nov-r in the 63rd
year of his age Anno Dom 1700

Image from The Century Magazine, Vol. XLI, No. 3, January 1891.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,952 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 27, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 3, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   9. submitted on June 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   10. submitted on October 14, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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