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Yorktown Victory Monument

 
 
Yorktown Victory Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. Yorktown Victory Monument Marker
Inscription. This monument was authorized by Continental Congress, October 29, 1781, just after the news of surrender reached Philadelphia. Actual construction began 100 years later and was completed in 1884. The original figure of Liberty atop the Victory shaft was severely damaged by lightning. A new work replaced it in 1956. The shaft of Maine granite is 84 feet in height to which Liberty adds another 14 feet.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 13.991′ N, 76° 30.327′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. 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. Yorktown (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to the Alliance and Victory (within shouting distance of this marker); Victory Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Dudley Digges House, circa 1760 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tobacco Road (about 500 feet away); Home of Thomas Nelson (about 500 feet away); The Great Valley (about 600 feet away); Yorke Village (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .
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By Brandon Fletcher, June 22, 2010
2. Yorktown Victory Monument Marker

1. Yorktown Battlefield, Yorktown Victory Monument. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. 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 EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Yorktown Victory Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 22, 2010
3. Yorktown Victory Monument Marker
Yorktown Victory Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 22, 2010
4. Yorktown Victory Monument Marker
Yorktown Victory Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 22, 2010
5. Yorktown Victory Monument Marker
Yorktown Victory Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 22, 2010
6. Yorktown Victory Monument Marker
Yorktown Victory Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 22, 2010
7. Yorktown Victory Monument Marker
Yorktown Victory Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 22, 2010
8. Yorktown Victory Monument Marker
Yorktown Victory Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
9. Yorktown Victory Monument Marker
Yorktown Victory Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
10. Yorktown Victory Monument Marker
Yorktown Victory Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
11. Yorktown Victory Monument
The Yorktown Monument to "The Alliance and Victory" was the first monument authorized by the Federal Government. It was authorized on October 29, 1781, just ten days after the victory at Yorktown. However, construction on the monument did not begin until 1881. It was completed in 1884.
Liberty image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
12. Liberty
This redesigned statue was put on the Victory monument in 1956 to replace the original statue that was damaged by lightning 15 years earlier.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,440 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 26, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on August 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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