Near Charles City in Charles City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1928 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number V 6.)
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin Harrison (approx. 0.8 miles away); Scene of Jefferson’s Wedding (approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing); 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. 2.5 miles away); Westover (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles City.
Also see . . .
1. Shirley Plantation. (PDF) National Register documentation for the plantation. The outstanding feature of Shirley's notable interior is the superb three story staircase with its walnut balustrade and scrolled soffits. All the first-floor rooms are fully paneled, the paneling being among the finest surviving from the colonial period. A wealth of rich architectural ornament is found in all the principal rooms, particularly the drawing room. (Submitted on July 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. The Shirley Plantation. Today Shirley is a working plantation, and a living history museum. (Submitted on July 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,280 times since then and 39 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, Md 21234. 9. submitted on June 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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