Berkeley

Also known as: Benjamin Harrison V Birthplace, Berkeley Plantation
8 mi. W of Charles City, Charles City, Virginia

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Berkeley

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Description 

Berkeley began as a settlement known as Berkeley-Hundred, patented in 1618. The property was purchased in 1722 by Benjamin Harrison IV, for whom the present house is believed to have been completed in 1726. His son, Benjamin Harrison V, born at Berkeley, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and Governor of Virginia for 3 terms. Also born there was the signer's younger son, William Henry Harrison, 9th President. In 1862, Berkeley served as a camp and supply base for Union troops... -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS VA-363)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 11, 1971
Reference number
71001040
Architectural style
Georgian
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1700-1749; 1750-1799
Significant years
1726; 1791
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • February 4, 2016: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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