Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791)--Virginia planter, politician, and signer of the Declaration of Independence--was born at nearby Berkeley plantation. He first served in the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1752, though elected in 1749, and remained in office until 1775. In 1774, the Virginia Revolutionary Convention sent Harrison to the Continental Congress, where he served through 1777. He was Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1778 to 1781 and governor of Virginia from 1781 to 1784. His son William Henry Harrison and great-grandson Benjamin Harrison were presidents of the United States.
Geographic Location: Charles City County
Physical Description of Location: Charles City, VA 23030. Located on John Tyler Memorial Hwy, less than 1/5 of a mile east of the intersection of John Tyler Memorial Hwy and Roxbury Road (Rt. 106). Marker is on the right when traveling east on John Tyler Memorial Hwy.
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