Yorktown in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Home of Thomas Nelson
President of the Council and
Secretary of State
of the Colony of Virginia
erected in 1725
First Headquarters of Lord Cornwallis
it was destroyed during
the Siege of Yorktown
Erected 1930 by Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1725.
Location. 37° 13.904′ N, 76° 30.352′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Zweybrucken Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23690, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Yorktown (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornwallis Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Yorktown Victory Monument (about 500 feet away); Yorktown Victory Monument (about 500 feet away); British Inner Defense Line (about 600 feet away); The Hornwork (about 600 feet away); Ratification of the Treaty of Paris (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
Also see . . .
1. Brigadier General Thomas Nelson Jr., Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Yorktown 1781. A British perspective of the Battle of Yorktown from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
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