Yorktown in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Charles Cox House
The "Trustees to the Portland of York Towne" deeded this corner lot to Charles Cox, "Inholder" and "Planter" in 1706. Cox probably built the house pictured here before selling the property in 1729 to Thomas Nelson, in whose family it remained for the next seventy-five years. The painting is based on photographs of the twenty-by-forty-foot "dwelling and store," with smokehouse behind, made before it was destroyed a half-century ago.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features.
Location. 37° 14.089′ N, 76° 30.448′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Read Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. 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. Early Colonial Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker); Custom House, circa 1720 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cole Digges House, circa 1730 (within shouting distance of this Cole Digges House, circa 1925 (within shouting distance of this marker); Nelson House, circa 1730 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Valley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Somerwell House (about 300 feet away); East Along Main Street (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.