John Tyler House

Also known as: Sherwood Forest
4 mi. E of Charles City on VA 5, Charles City, Virginia

Photo 

File:CENTRAL BLOCK AND WINGS, NORTH FRONT - Sherwood Forest, State Route 5 vicinity, Charles City, Charles City, VA HABS VA,19-CHARC.V,3-3.tif

HABS VA,19-CHARC.V,3-3

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Map 

Description 

From 1845 until his death, this was the residence of John Tyler (1790-1862), who became President upon the death of William Henry Harrison in 1841. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, July 4, 1961

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000922
NR name
Tyler, John, House
Area of significance
Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1842; 1862
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 11

Update Log 

  • February 5, 2016: Updated by Michael Miller: Imported Photo

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