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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.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1636.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23692, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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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 (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Deposit (approx. 3.3 miles away); Major General Benjamin Lincoln and His Division (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Dandy Baptist Church on Goodwin Neck Rd image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Dandy Baptist Church on Goodwin Neck Rd
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,362 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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