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

French Artillery Park

 
 
French Artillery Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. French Artillery Park Marker
Inscription.  Cannon were repaired and stored here. The time-worn earthworks visible on each side of the road were for protection, probably built by the French soldiers who operated the “Park.”
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 37° 12.436′ N, 76° 31.662′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Historical Tour Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the Yorktown Battlefield in Colonial National Historical Park, at stop J on the Allied Encampment Tour. 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. French Artillery Park (here, next to this marker); French Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Adjutant General (approx. 0.2 miles away); Comte de Rochambeau (approx. 0.3 miles away); D’Aboville’s Headquarters
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington’s Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Baron De Viomenil (approx. half a mile away); Beaver Dam Creek (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Yorktown. The Patriot Resource website. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

3. 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.) 
 
Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
2. Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield
French Artillery Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
3. French Artillery Park Marker
Cannons can be seen behind the marker at the French Artillery Park.
Grand French Battery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
4. Grand French Battery
When not in the Artillery Park, cannons such as these were on duty at the Grand French Battery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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