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

York River

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
1. York River Marker
Inscription. Known to the Indians as the Pamunkey, the colonists named it first Charles and then York, both in honor of the Duke of York. While only 26 miles in length, the tidal waters of the York River flow over the deepest natural channel of any Chesapeake Bay tributary.
 
Location. 37° 15.551′ N, 76° 32.711′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker can be reached from Colonial National Historic Parkway 0.1 miles east of Mason Row, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23691, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Naval Weapons Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Powhatan's Village (approx. 0.8 miles away); Indian Field Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away); French Trench (approx. 1.8 miles away); Washington-Rochambeau Route (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named French Trench (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Washington – Rochambeau Route to Victory (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fusiliers Redoubt (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .  Colonial Parkway. Colonial National Historical Park (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
York River image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
2. York River
 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNatural ResourcesWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 707 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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