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

North Bend

 
 
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By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
1. North Bend Marker
Inscription. Three miles south is North Bend, a Greek Revival residence built in 1819. Sarah Minge, sister of President William Henry Harrison, and her husband, John, built the original portion of the house located on Kittiewan Creek. Thomas H. Wilcox greatly enlarged the dwelling in 1853. General Sheridan established his Union headquarters here while his 30,000 men crossed the James River on a pontoon bridge at Weyanoke.
 
Erected 1989 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number V 24.)
 
Location. 37° 20.166′ N, 77° 3.094′ W. Marker is near Weyanoke, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is at the intersection of John Tyler Memorial Highway (State Highway 5) and Weyanoke Road (State Route 619), on the right when traveling east on John Tyler Memorial Highway. Touch for map. Marker is located in a marker cluster. 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. Upper Weyanoke ( here, next to this marker); Kittiewan and Doctor Rickman ( here, next to this marker); Wryanoke & Parrish Hill ( within shouting distance of this marker);
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By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
2. North Bend Marker
Shown with markers Upper Weyanoke (V 12) and Kittiewan and Doctor Rickman markers.
New Hope & Court House ( approx. one mile away); Three Courthouse Essentials ( approx. 1.2 miles away); America’s 3rd Oldest Courthouse ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Shifting Ground ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Charles City C. H. ( approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weyanoke.
 
Also see . . .  North Bend. (PDF) National Register documentation for North Bend. "The main house at North Bend survives as the best preserved and purest expression of the academic Greek Revival style in Charles City County, Virginia." (Submitted on July 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USWar, US Civil
 
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National Register of Historic Places
3. North Bend, Charles City County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 986 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   3. 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 North Bend. • Can you help?
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