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Yorktown in York county, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Yorktown’s Waterfront

Ships, Tobacco & Trade

 
 
Yorktown’s Waterfront Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. Yorktown’s Waterfront Marker
Inscription. 18th century commerce moved by water whenever possible. Yorktown’s waterfront reflected this. Tobacco warehouses, ship’s chandleries, grogshops and wharves lined the waterfront … Among them passed the diverse array of merchants and sailors, planters and inspectors, travelers, laborers, and slaves who kept business moving briskly.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 14.14′ N, 76° 30.337′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York county. Marker is on Water Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the Yorktown Waterfront. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23690, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pirates in Yorktown? (within shouting distance of this marker); Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater (within shouting distance of this marker); An Archer House (within shouting distance of this marker); York Under Siege 1781 (within shouting distance of this marker); Yorktown Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Fire of 1814
Yorktown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
2. Yorktown Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Tobacco Inspection (within shouting distance of this marker); York “Under The Hill” (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Yorktown.
 
More about this marker. Pictures on both sides of the marker depict colonial residents of Yorktown conducting business of the day. The bottom of the marker features a series of coins with the caption “Coins of many nations jingled in colonial pockets.” Among those pictured include “Bermuda Sixpence 1615 Famous ‘Hog Money,’ Mexico Silver 8 Reales 1762 Charles III of Spain, 1678 New Jersey Half Penny Dublin Coinage, Ireland Copper 1722 and Prussia Silver Thaler 1754 Frederick the Great”
 
Also see . . .  Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on September 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Yorktown Waterfront image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
3. Yorktown Waterfront
This photo was taken from in front of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,072 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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