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Woodburn (Charles City, Virginia)

Woodburn, also known as Woodbourne, is a historic plantation house located near Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia. The house was built about 1815 by John Tyler, who later served as tenth President of the United States. The Palladian house is a three-part frame structure consisting of a tall, two-story, three-bay central section with a gable-end facade and flanking chimneys, and two, low one-story, one-bay wings. Also on the property are a contributing one-story frame office (c. 1830) and an original smokehouse. The Woodburn property was purchased by John Tyler in 1813. He resided there until 1821, and sold the property to his brother Wat H. Tyler in 1831. During his residence at Woodburn, he served as Congressman.[3]

Woodburn (Charles City, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Woodburn (Charles City, Virginia)
Woodburn (Charles City, Virginia) is located in the US
Woodburn (Charles City, Virginia)
Location NW of Charles on VA 618, Charles City, Virginia
Coordinates 37°21′20″N 77°06′39″W / 37.35556°N 77.11083°W / 37.35556; -77.11083Coordinates: 37°21′20″N 77°06′39″W / 37.35556°N 77.11083°W / 37.35556; -77.11083
Area 60 acres (24 ha)
Built c. 1815 (1815)
Architectural style Palladian
NRHP reference # 78003183[1]
VLR # 018-0052
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 12, 1978
Designated VLR April 19, 1977[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (April 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Woodburn" (PDF). and Accompanying photo