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Berkeley Plantation, birthplace of Pres. William H. Harrison
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Charles City is in Charles City, in the Richmond metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after King Charles I of England.

The latitude of Charles City is 37.343N. The longitude is -77.073W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.


Charles City is between the James and Chickahominy rivers.
Established in 1884 when the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad extended its line
Well-known residents have included:
· President William Henry Harrison
· First Lady Martha Jefferson
· President John Tyler
· Lott Cary, missionary who was a founder of Liberia
Local festivals include:
  • Charles City County Fair - Sept. 8-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Charles City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Belle Air Plantation, Berkeley Plantation, James River Plantations, Charles City County Center for Local History

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Charles City supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Charles City political report.

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