VIRGINIA'S COLONIAL HOUSES
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SHIRLEY PLANTATION

Shirley Plantation was built between 1723 and 1738 by John and Elizabeth Hill Carter in Charles City County, Virginia. It is the most intact 18th century estate house in Virginia and is occupied by the direct descendents of Edward Hill I who first established the plantation in 1638.

JOHN CARTER

John Carter (c. 1695-1742) was the eldest son of Robert "King" Carter.  He was a member of the Governor's Council and secretary of the colony, a very powerful position in charge of appointing all county court clerks.  

FLYING STAIRCASE

The Great House's staircase in the entrance foyer, which hugs the side walls and appears to be suspended in mid-air,  is the only surviving staircase of its kind in North America. 

LINKS

Map of House Sitehttps://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=15KEg-SHJuI73Yeq428qJIbmyS8Y&ll=37.341908782558626%2C-77.2610105&z=18

Shirley Plantation Websitehttp://www.shirleyplantation.com/

Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Plantation

Shirley's History: http://www.shirleyplantation.com/history/

Slavery at Shirley: http://www.aahistoricsitesva.org/items/show/387

SAH Archipediahttp://sah-archipedia.org/detail%2Fcontent%2Fentries%2FVA-01-PE62.xml?q=gettyID%3A300257776

Bio of John Carter: https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Carter_John_1695_or_1696-1742

Bio of Elizabeth Hill Carterhttps://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hill-1855

Photo Galleryhttps://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x89b1011245cb3149:0x61a0b781dd639e52!2m19!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m13!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!3m1!7e115!4shttps://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?uname%3D100004819279257977988%26id%3D6087665405600979618%26target%3DPHOTO!5sshirley+plantation+-+Google+Search&imagekey=!1e3!2s-dLRilso-0x0/VHu7brxH2qI/AAAAAAAAACE/I2IQlXL1fQYQeXDdhPGipf01N_v6DDyvQCJkC&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjRhZWNn7bTAhXKIcAKHfxjDq4QoioIhQEwCg

Directionshttps://www.google.com/maps/place/Shirley+Plantation/@37.3419088,-77.2631992,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b1011245cb3149:0x61a0b781dd639e52!8m2!3d37.3419088!4d-77.2610105?hl=en

 


        
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