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

Surrender Road

 
 
Surrender Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. Surrender Road Marker
Inscription. The course of the road here is about as it was in colonial times. On October 19, 1781, in the afternoon, the soldiers of Cornwallis’ Army marched this way and filed off into the field on your left. This was the place designated for the formal capitulation of the British Garrison.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 12.55′ N, 76° 30.206′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Surrender Road (Virginia Route 634) and Historical Tour Road, on the right when traveling south on Surrender Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Yorktown Battlefield in Colonial National Historical Park, near stop F on the Battlefield 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. Brotherhood Preserved (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); News of Victory (about 400 feet away); In Solemn Step (about 500 feet away); Ground Your Firelocks! (about 600 feet away); Surrender Field (about 600 feet away); Trophies of War
Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
2. Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield
(about 700 feet away); American Field Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marquis de Lafayette and His Division (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Yorktown. The Patriot Resource website. (Submitted on August 31, 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 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Surrender Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
3. Surrender Road
The American Army flanked the right side of this road and the French flanked the left on October 19, 1781 as the British and German troops marched down this road to lay daown their arms and colors. The photo looks toward Surrender Field.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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