Yorktown in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Here he set up two tents: a large one for meeting with his staff and for dining, and a smaller one for his private office and sleeping quarters. The house nearby may have served as additional shelter, while the spring over the brow of the hill to the right offered fresh water.
Washington is represented with other members of his staff, planning the attack on British Redoubts Nos. 9 and 10.
Erected by Colonial National Historical Park, National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
Location. 37° 12.152′ N, 76° 31.969′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Historical Tour Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Yorktown Battlefield in Colonial National Historical Park, at stop H on the Allied Encampment Tour. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23690, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Comte de Rochambeau (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Adjutant General French Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); French Artillery Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); French Artillery Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); D’Aboville’s Headquarters (approx. 0.8 miles away); Headquarters Site of Henry Knox (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
More about this marker. The large painting above the marker depicts Washington and his staff at a Council of War in front of his headquarters tent.
Also see . . .
1. Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Yorktown. The Patriot Resource website. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Yorktown 1781. A British perspective of the Battle of Yorktown from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,502 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.