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

An Archer House

 
 
An Archer House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, September 20, 2014
1. An Archer House Marker
Inscription. Yorktown had a "great fire" in 1814. This destroyed all but the foundations of this house, thought to be one of Thomas Archer's "Houses under the Hill." The present restoration is the nineteeth century dwelling built on the older stone foundations.
 
Location. 37° 14.122′ N, 76° 30.309′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Water Street 0.1 miles north of Compte de Grasse Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker refers to the single remaining dwelling on this block of Water Street, located beside cliffs containing "Cornwallis' Cave.". Marker is at or near this postal address: Lot 123, Water Street, Yorktown VA 23690, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. York Under Siege 1781 (a few steps from this marker); York “Under The Hill” (within shouting distance of this marker); Pirates in Yorktown? (within shouting distance of this marker); Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater (within shouting distance of this marker); Yorktown’s Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Yorktown's Sunken Fleet
Archer House next to the "Hill". image. Click for full size.
By David Graff
2. Archer House next to the "Hill".
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Brig Betsy (within shouting distance of this marker); Yorke Village (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2015, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2015, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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