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History of Charles City, Virginia, USA

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Charles City, Virginia, USA

Charles City, Charles, VA

Charles City Shire was formed in 1634 in the Virginia Colony by order of the King. Its name was changed to Charles City County in 1643. It is one of the five original shires in Virginia that are extant in essentially the same political entity (county) as they were originally formed in 1634.

The county was named after King Charles I of England (1600-1649).

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  • 1619 - In 1619 the Virginia Company established Charles Cittie (sic) as one of the first four "boroughs" or "incorporations" in the region.
    West of James County, it was named for Prince Charles, second son of King James I of England, who became the Prince of Wales and heir apparent after t...Read MORE...


  • 1634 - Charles City Shire was formed in 1634 in the Virginia Colony by order of the King. Its name was changed to Charles City County in 1643.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • Charles City, Virginia, USA
    Shirley Plantation
    Home of the Carters since 1723
    Postcard
  • Charles City, Virginia, USA
    Westover was built circa 1730 by William Byrd II, the founder of Richmond.

    It is noteworthy for its secret passages, magnificent gardens, and architectural details.

    Westover was named for Henry West, fourth Lord Delaware and son of Thomas... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Charles City, Virginia, USA
    Sherwood Forest
    Home of John Tyler, 10th President of the United States
    Postcard
  • 1854 - Charles City / Charles City Court House
    Charles City, a county in the S. E. part of Virginia, has an area of 184 square miles. James river forms its entire boundary on the S. and the Chickah...Read MORE...


  • Charles City, Virginia, USA
    At "Shirley" on the James River
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Charles City
    Charles City, a county in the S.E. part of Virginia, has an area of about 200 square miles. It is bounded on the N.E. by the Chickahominy and on the S...Read MORE...


  • News 1938 - FORMER U.S. DIPLOMAT IS KILLED ACCIDENTALLY.
    Richmond, Va., Oct. 3 - (AP) - RICHARD CRANE, of "Westover," former United States minister to Czechoslovakia and a prominent figure in Virginia's soci...Read MORE...




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Charles City, Virginia, USA
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Shirley Plantation
Home of the Carters since 1723
Postcard

Charles City, Virginia, USA
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Westover was built circa 1730 by William Byrd II, the founder of Richmond.

It is noteworthy for its secret passages, magnificent gardens, and architectural details.

Westover was named for Henry West, fourth Lord Delaware and son of Thomas... Read MORE...

Postcard

Charles City, Virginia, USA
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Sherwood Forest
Home of John Tyler, 10th President of the United States
Postcard

Charles City, Virginia, USA
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At "Shirley" on the James River
Postcard


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  • 1619 - In 1619 the Virginia Company established Charles Cittie (sic) as one of the first four "boroughs" or "incorporations" in the region.
    West of James County, it was named for Prince Charles, second son of King James I of England, who became the Prince of Wales and heir apparent after... Read MORE...

  • 1634 - Charles City Shire was formed in 1634 in the Virginia Colony by order of the King. Its name was changed to Charles City County in 1643.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Charles City / Charles City Court House
    Charles City, a county in the S. E. part of Virginia, has an area of 184 square miles. James river forms its entire boundary on the S. and the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Charles City
    Charles City, a county in the S.E. part of Virginia, has an area of about 200 square miles. It is bounded on the N.E. by the Chickahominy and on the... Read MORE...

  • News  1938 - FORMER U.S. DIPLOMAT IS KILLED ACCIDENTALLY.
    Richmond, Va., Oct. 3 - (AP) - RICHARD CRANE, of "Westover," former United States minister to Czechoslovakia and a prominent figure in Virginia's... Read MORE...

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