Westover

Westover (HM5X5)

Location: Charles City, VA 23030 Charles City County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 19.863', W 77° 11.45'

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In 1619 the first settlement was made at Westover, about 2 miles southeast. Two settlers died in the Powhatan uprising of 1622. Theodorick Bland bought Westover in 1666; William Byrd I acquired it in 1688. About 1730 his son, Colonel William Byrd II, built the present house, which exemplifies the high level of architectural quality attained during the colonial era. In Janaury 1781 the British army under General Charles Cornwallis crossed the James River at Westover in pursuit of the Marquis de Lafayette.
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HM NumberHM5X5
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Marker NumberV 8
Year Placed1991
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 8:36pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 305903 N 4133848
Decimal Degrees37.33105000, -77.19083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.863', W 77° 11.45'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 51.78" N, 77° 11' 27.00" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1720 Virginia Capital Trail, Charles City VA 23030, US
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