President John Tyler's HomeJohn 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.
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|Marker Number||V 36|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 1:58am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 323237 N 4132896|
|Decimal Degrees||37.32593333, -76.99506667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 19.556', W 76° 59.704'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 19' 33.36" N, 76° 59' 42.24" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 15901-16205 VA-5, Charles City VA 23030, US|
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