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Charles City County, Virginia
County of Charles City.
Between Richmond and Williamsburg
National Register Number: 69000328
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: VA-3 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: House is open to the public. www.shirleyplantation.com.
Web Site: www.jamesriverplantations.org/Shirley.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 15, 1970):
Shirley Plantation is the oldest plantation in Virginia (1613) and the oldest family-owned business in North America (1638). There are nine original colonial outbuildings on the property. Completed in 1770, this large, 2-1/2-story brick Georgian building with a double-hipped roof was the birthplace of Anne Hill Carter (b. 1773), mother of Robert E. Lee. The house contains centuries of furnishings and portraits accumulated by the Carters, and important Virginia family.

There are no known threats to the landmark at this time.

There have been no changes since the last reporting period.

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