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

Goodwin Neck

 
 
Goodwin Neck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Goodwin Neck Marker
Inscription. This area, locally known as Dandy, was part of the land granted to John Chew July 6, 1636, and was sold by his heirs to James Goodwin, a member of the House of Burgesses from Jamestown, August 27, 1668. The area was strategically important both to British General Charles Cornwallis and to Confederate General John B. Magruder, who erected earth redoubts at the heads of several creeks on Goodwin Neck.
 
Erected 1989 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number NP 12.)
 
Location. 37° 12.719′ N, 76° 26.071′ W. Marker is near Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Goodwin Neck Road (Virginia Route 173) 0.3 miles west of Stillwater Lane, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23692, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seaford (approx. 1.2 miles away); Moore House (approx. 2.9 miles away); American Encampment (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wear Of Centuries (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wormley Creek Crossing (approx. 3.2 miles away); American Approach Road
Dandy Baptist Church on Goodwin Neck Rd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Dandy Baptist Church on Goodwin Neck Rd
(approx. 3.2 miles away); The Deposit (approx. 3.3 miles away); Major General Benjamin Lincoln and His Division (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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