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James River PlantationsóCharles City County, Virginia
Organized in 1993, this association promotes heritage tourism in Charles City County, Virginia, and participates in regional, statewide and national heritage tourism cooperative efforts.

James River Association
Providing a strong voice for the James River on regional and statewide issues related to water quality, land use and aquatic resources.

Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Learn more about the State office responsible for surveying and documenting historic sites in Virginia.

Charles City County, Virginia
Celebrating the historical, cultural and natural resources of Charles City County, Virginia

Virginia Tourism Board
Tourist information on lodging, dining, events and attractions throughout the State of Virginia. The Attractions section includes information on many of the places highlighted in this itinerary.

Virginia Historical Society
Founded in 1831, the society collects, preserves and interprets the commonwealth's past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Virginia Preservation Alliance
Virginia's largest preservation network, the Alliance is the statewide network for preservation advocacy and information.

Archeology Society of Virginia
A volunteer organization founded in 1940 to promote the knowledge of archeology through public education.

Scenic Virginia
Advocate for conservation of Virginia's scenic resources, encouraging and supporting public and private actions that enrich Virginia's extraordinary scenic beauty, particularly along highways and byways.

Historic Garden Week in Virginia
This annual spring event is the oldest and largest statewide house and garden tour event in the nation, sponsored by The Garden Club of Virginia.

Virginia Civil War Trails
Offers maps and information on visiting Civil War sites.

National Parks in Virginia
Locate the National Parks in Virginia, some of which are near the James River.

University of Virginia Press
Visit the website of the publisher of the The Virginia Landmarks Register (upon which place descriptions in this itinerary were based) and many other preservation and architecture books.

Virginia Historical Markers
An interactive map and list to photos of Virginia's historical highway markers.

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER)
The HABS/HAER program documents important architectural, engineering and industrial sites throughout the United States and its territories. Their collections, including a number of places highlighted in this itinerary, are archived at the Library of Congress and available online. You can view these by clicking on the link above and entering the search terms such as the name of the town or specific site.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national nonprofit preservation organization.

National Park Service Office of Tourism
National Parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest days. This website highlights the ways in which the National Park Service promotes and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.

National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Colonial Parkway website for more ideas.

Links to Websites of Places Featured in this Itinerary 

Barrow, John A. and Thomas Tileston Waterman. Domestic Architecture of Tidewater Virginia. New York, NY: DaCapo Press, 1968.

Billings, Warren M. (ed.). The Old Dominion in the Seventeenth Century-A Documentary History of Virginia, 1609-1689. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1975.

------------. Sir William Berkeley and the Forging of Colonial Virginia. Baton Rogue, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2004.

Carmody, John M. A Guide to Prince George and Hopewell. Hopewell, VA: The Hopewell News, 1939.

Carson, Cary, ed. "Impermanent Architecture in the Southern American Colonies." Winterthur Portfolio 16, nos. 2/3 (1981): 135-196.

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Coski, John M. and James P. Whittenburg (eds.). Charles City County, Virginia-An Official History. Salem, WV: Don Mills, Inc., 1989.

Dowdey, Clifford and Louis H. Manarin. The History of Henrico County. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 1984.

Dowdey, Clifford. The Virginia Dynasty The Emergence of "King" Carter and the Golden Age. New York, NY: Bonaza Books, 1974.

Fischer, David Hackett. Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Gleason, David King. Virginia Plantation Homes. Baton Rogue, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1989.

Harriot, Thomas. A Briefe and True Report of The New Found Land of Virginia. New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1972.

Issac, Rhys. The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1982.

Kornwolf, James D. The Surry County, Virginia 1776 Bicentennial Committee Guide to the Buildings of Surry County and the American Revolution. Surry, VA: Surry County Bicentennial Committee, 1976.

Lane, Mills. Architecture of the Old South. New York, NY: Aberville Press, 1993.

Loth, Calder (ed.). The Virginia Landmarks Register. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 1999.

Lounsbury, Carl R. The Courthouses Of Early Virginia: An Architectural History (Colonial Williamsburg Studies in Chesapeake History and Culture). Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 2005.

McCartney, Martha W. James City County-Keystone of the Commonwealth. Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Company, Publishers, 1997.

Morgan, Edmunds. American Slavery American Freedom: the Ordeal of Colonial Virginia. New York, NY: W&W Norton Company, 1995.

O'Dell, Jeffrey Marshall. Inventory of Early Architecture and Historic Sites-County of Henrico, Virginia. Richmond, VA: County of Henrico, 1978.

Potter, Stephen R. Commoners, Tribute and Chiefs: The Development of Algonquin Culture in the Potomac Valley. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1993.

Roberts, Bruce. Plantation Homes of the James River. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

Rountree, Helen C. and E. Randolph Turner III. Before and After Jamestown: Virginia's Powhatans and Their Predecessors. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2002.

Rutman, Darrett B. and Anita B. Rutman. A Place in Time: Middlesex County, Virginia 1650-1750. New York, NY: W&W Norton Company, 1984.

Upton, Dell. Holy Things and Profane: Anglican Parish Churches in Colonial Virginia. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997.

Vlach, John Michael. Back of the Big House, The Architecture of Plantation Slavery. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1993.

Waterman, Thomas Tileston. The Mansions of Virginia, 1706-1776. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1946.

Wilson, Richard Guy. Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Wright, Louis B. The First Gentlemen of Virginia: Intellectual Qualities of the Early Colonial Ruling Class. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1970.

Children's Literature

Kalman, Bobbie. Colonial Craftsmen. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1992.

---------- Colonial Life. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1992.

---------- Eighteenth Century Clothes. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1993.

---------- Life on a Plantation. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co.,1997.

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