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Charles City, Virginia
Country United States
State Virginia
County Charles City
 • Total 2.7 sq mi (7.1 km2)
 • Land 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
10 ft (3 m)
 • Total 133
 • Density 49/sq mi (19.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code 51-14904
GNIS feature ID 1498561

Charles City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Charles City County, Virginia, United States. It is the county seat of Charles City County. The population as of the 2010 census was 133.

The community is centered on the Charles City County Court House, from which it takes its variant names Charles City Court House and Charles City Courthouse. Charles City lies at the intersection of State Routes 5 and 155. It is 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Richmond, 17 miles (27 km) east of Hopewell, 23 miles (37 km) west of Williamsburg, and about 2 miles (3 km) north of the James River.

Notable natives

  • Susan Wise Bauer, writer and historian
  • Lott Cary, first black missionary to Africa
  • Benjamin Harrison V, signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • Martha Jefferson, First Lady of Virginia
  • Freeman Walker, US senator for Georgia
  • John Tyler, US president
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