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This county (there is no "Charles City") is bordered on the north by the Chickahominy River and on the south by the James River. It is primarily known for its historic colonial-era plantations along the banks of the James. Twenty-three sites are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and many are open for tours.
Berkeley Plantation was the site for the First Thanksgiving on Dec. 4, 1619 - one year and 17 days before Plymouth Rock's. Other popular plantations include Shirley, Westover, Sherwood Forest, Evelynton, Edgewood, and Belle Air.
The Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries has established a 5,300-acre recreational and wildlife management area in the eastern section of the county, which is open for fishing, hunting, hiking and wildlife watching.
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SKYLINE DRIVE... The Skyline Drive runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park and is the only public road through the park. You can enter Shenandoah at four places: Front Royal near Rt. 66 and 340, Thornton Gap at Rt. 211, Swift Run Gap at Rt. 33, and Rockfish Gap at Rt. 64 and Rt. 250 (also the northern entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway). It takes about three hours to travel the entire length of the park on a clear day.
As you travel along Skyline Drive you will notice mileposts on the west side (right side if you are traveling south) of the road. These posts help you find your way through the park and help you locate areas of interest. The mileposts begin with 0.0 at Front Royal and continue to 105 at the southern end of the park.
The speed limit is 35 mph, so you can roll down your windows, feel the breeze and experience every curve and turn of this beautiful drive. There are 75 overlooks that offer stunning views of the Shenandoah Valley to the west or the rolling Piedmont to the east. The park purposely leaves the roadsides unmowed so wildflowers put on a show all year long.