Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
James City County / York County
Area 164 Square Miles / Area 186 Square Miles
One of the original shires formed in 1634, and named for Jamestown, the first settlement in Virginia, 1607. Williamsburg is in this county.
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.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. A significant historical date for this entry is October 19, 1865.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23188, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Norge Depot (approx. 1.2 miles away); Six-Mile Ordinary (approx. 1.9 miles away); Spencer's Ordinary (approx. Green Spring (approx. 1.9 miles away); Olive Branch Christian Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Chickahominy Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Burnt Ordinary (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hickory Neck Church (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.