Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest (HM635)

Location: Charles City, VA 23030 Charles City County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 19.556', W 76° 59.704'

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President John Tyler's Home

John Tyler purchased this plantation one mile west in his native Charles City in 1842 while serving as tenth president of the United States, and made it his home from 1845 until his death in 1862. Tyler lengthened the wooden 18th-century house to over 300 feet long, thereby creating the longest frame house in America. Before becoming president, Tyler had served Virginia as congressman, governor, U. S. senator and vice-president. He served as president of the Washington Peace Conference in Feb. 1861; both sides occupied his Sherwood Forest property during the Civil War. Sherwood Forest, a National Historic Landmark, remains the home of Tyler's descendants.
HM NumberHM635
Marker NumberV 36
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 1:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323237 N 4132896
Decimal Degrees37.32593333, -76.99506667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.556', W 76° 59.704'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 33.36" N, 76° 59' 42.24" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15901-16205 VA-5, Charles City VA 23030, US
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