Chericoke

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Chericoke
Chericoke plantation entrance.jpg
Entrance to the property
Chericoke is located in Virginia
Chericoke
Chericoke is located in the US
Chericoke
LocationW of Falls on VA 666, Falls, Virginia
Coordinates37°38′07″N 77°06′47″W / 37.63528°N 77.11306°W / 37.63528; -77.11306Coordinates: 37°38′07″N 77°06′47″W / 37.63528°N 77.11306°W / 37.63528; -77.11306
Area37 acres (15 ha)
Built1828
Architectural styleGeorgian, Federal
NRHP reference #80004195[1]
VLR #050-0013
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 8, 1980
Designated VLRApril 18, 1978[2]

Chericoke is a historic home and national historic district located near Falls in King William County, Virginia. It was built by Carter Braxton (a signer of the Declaration of Independence) in 1767. Located several miles northwest of his family's estate of Elsing Green, Chericoke served as Braxton's home from 1767 to 1786. Braxton is believed to have been buried in the adjoining family cemetery shortly after his death in 1797. The structure was rebuilt in brick in the Federal style by his grandson Dr. Corbin Braxton in 1828.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

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  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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 5 June 2013.

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