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

Shirley

 
 
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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.)
 
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); 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
Shirley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
2. Shirley Marker
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Herring Creek & Kimages (approx. 2.5 miles away); Westover (approx. 2.5 miles away); Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing (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, USColonial EraNotable Buildings
 
Shirley Main House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
3. Shirley Main House
Registered National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
4. Registered National Historic Landmark
Shirley Ice House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
5. Shirley Ice House
Shirley Store House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
6. Shirley Store House
Shirley Kitchen image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
7. Shirley Kitchen
Shirley Laundry image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
8. Shirley Laundry
Shirley Plantation image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
9. Shirley Plantation
 
 
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 1,296 times since then and 55 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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