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

Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
1. Benjamin Harrison Marker
Inscription. Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791) - Virginia planter, politician, and signer of the Declaration of Independence - was born at nearby Berkeley plantation. He first served in the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1752, though elected in 1749, and remained in office until 1775. In 1774, the Virginia Revolutionary Convention sent Harrison to the Continental Congress, where he served through 1777. He was Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1778 to 1781 and governor of Virginia from 1781 to 1784. His son William Henry Harrison and great-grandson Benjamin Harrison were presidents of the United States.
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number PA-250.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
Location. 37° 20.53′ N, 77° 13.187′ W. Marker is near Kimages, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is on John Tyler Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 5) 0.1 miles east of Virginia Route 156, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles City VA 23030, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shirley (approx. 0.8 miles away); Herring Creek & Kimages (approx. 1.8 miles away); Westover (approx. 1.8 miles away); Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing (approx. 1.8 miles away); First English Thanksgiving in Virginia (approx. 1.8 miles away); Stuart's Ride (approx. 2 miles away); Herring Creek (approx. 2.2 miles away); Wayside & Granville (approx. 2.4 miles away).
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsPolitics
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,044 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on July 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on July 17, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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