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

Yorktown

 
 
Yorktown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. Yorktown Marker
Inscription. The “old town” which you enter here is ringed by stout Civil War entrenchments built on top of the British works of 1781. Englishmen, Scotsmen, Welchmen, Hessians, and Loyalist Americans were quartered here while besieged by American-French forces under Washington.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 13.891′ N, 76° 30.363′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Zweybrucken 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. Home of Thomas Nelson (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornwallis Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); British Inner Defense Line (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Yorktown (about 500 feet away); The Hornwork (about 500 feet away); Victory Monument (about 600 feet away); Yorktown Victory Monument (about 600 feet away); Monument to the Alliance and Victory (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on September 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Yorktown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
2. Yorktown Marker
 

2. The Battle of Yorktown. The Patriot Resource website. (Submitted on September 4, 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 September 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 679 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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