Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James City County / York County

Area 164 Square Miles / Area 186 Square Miles

 
 
James City County/York County Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
1. James City County/York County Marker
Inscription.
Marker Front:
One of the original shires formed in 1634, and named for Jamestown, the first settlement in Virginia, 1607. Williamsburg is in this county.

Marker Reverse:
One of the eight original shires formed in 1634. First called Charles River, which was named for King Charles I. The name was changed in 1643 to York for Yorkshire, England. Cornwallis's surrender, October 19, 1781, took place at Yorktown.
 
Erected 1946. (Marker Number Z-266.)
 
Location. 37° 21.969′ N, 76° 44.843′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Rochambeau Drive (Virginia Route 755) 1.3 miles west of Lightfoot Road (Virginia Route 646), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23188, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Six-Mile Ordinary (approx. 1.9 miles away); Spencer's Ordinary (approx. 1.9 miles away); Green Spring (approx. 1.9 miles away); Olive Branch Christian Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Chickahominy Church
Wide view of the James City County / York County Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
2. Wide view of the James City County / York County Marker
Looking toward James City County.
(approx. 3.2 miles away); State Shipyard (approx. 3.4 miles away); Burnt Ordinary (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hickory Neck Church (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Early Yorktown History. Strolling Yorktown’s quiet tree-shaded streets today is a delight for all ages, but considerable imagination is required to recreate the appearance of the town at any particular period in its history. The many early buildings remaining in the town help to recall the 18th century period of prominence and the additional 19th and 20th century buildings and changes expand the visitor’s awareness of the continued existence of Yorktown in modern America. (Submitted on May 25, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Wide view of the James City County / York County Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
3. Wide view of the James City County / York County Marker
Looking toward York County.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement