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

Naval Weapons Station

 
 
Naval Weapons Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
1. Naval Weapons Station Marker
Inscription. The piers extending into the York River, just to the right, serve a major Navy installation. Since its establishment in 1918, then as a Mine Depot, it has served our country in two World Wars and the Korean conflict as well as in peace time.
 
Location. 37° 15.241′ N, 76° 32.417′ W. Marker is near Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker can be reached from Colonial National Historic Parkway 0.6 miles east of Mason Row, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23691, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. York River (approx. 0.4 miles away); Powhatan's Village (approx. 1.2 miles away); Indian Field Creek (approx. 1.3 miles away); French Trench (approx. 1.4 miles away); Washington-Rochambeau Route (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named French Trench (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Washington – Rochambeau Route to Victory (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fusiliers Redoubt (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .  Colonial Parkway. Colonial National Historical Park (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
York River view (facing upriver) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
2. York River view (facing upriver)
 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyMilitaryWar, KoreanWar, World IWar, World II
 
York River view (facing downriver) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
3. York River view (facing downriver)
Naval Weapons Station Pier image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
4. Naval Weapons Station Pier
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 843 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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