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Charles City, Virginia
County of Charles City.
8 miles west of Charles City Courthouse on Virginia 5
National Register Number: 71001040
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: House Museum www.berkeleyplantation.com.
Web Site: www.jamesriverplantations.org.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 11, 1971):
This rectangular 2-1/2-story Georgian house (1726) was the birthplace and lifelong home of Benjamin Harrison V (1726-1791), a member of the Continental Congress (1774-78), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Governor of Virginia (1782-84). It was also the birthplace and boyhood home of his son, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), ninth President of the United States (1841).

There are no threats to the landmark at this time.

There are no changes at this time.

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