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


Evelynton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
1. Evelynton Marker
Inscription. Originally part of William Byrd's Westover, Evelynton has been occupied by the Ruffin family since 1847, when it was purchased by Edmund Ruffin, Jr. Fierce skirmishes took place on the property during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. Confederate troops were led by generals J. E. B. Stuart and James Longstreet. The breastworks are still visible near the house. The dwelling and dependencies of the plantation were much damaged during the fighting. The Georgian-Revival house, built on the foundation of an earlier structure, was designed by noted architect, Duncan Lee in 1935.
Erected 1985 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-22.)
Location. 37° 19.898′ N, 77° 8.872′ W. Marker is near Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is on John Tyler Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 5) 1.8 miles east of Harrison Landing Road, 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Westover Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Salem Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Richmond Condita
Evelynton, Charles City County image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
2. Evelynton, Charles City County
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Westover (approx. 1.4 miles away); Westover Plantation (approx. 1.4 miles away); Herring Creek (approx. 1.9 miles away); Berkeley and Harrison's Landing (approx. 2 miles away); First Official Thanksgiving (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles City.
Also see . . .  Evelynton Plantation. (PDF) National Register of Historic Places documentation for the plantation. (Submitted on July 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. Antebellum South, USWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,208 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 21, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on June 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the earthworks. • Can you help?
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