Yorktown in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Steamboats on York River
In addition to sailing vessels, steamboats were the only means of reliable transportation until highways were paved in the twentieth century. The use of steamboats peaked around 1910 and declined as motor cars became more popular.
Erected 2010 by York County.
Location. 37° 14.222′ N, 76° 30.407′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker can be reached from Water Street west of Read Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located along Yorktown's
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Hot-Air Balloons (here, next to this marker); Yorktown's Stormy Past (within shouting distance of this marker); TransAmerica Bike Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Yorktown (within shouting distance of this marker); Seat of the County of York (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Fire of 1814 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tobacco Inspection (about 400 feet away); Yorktown Waterfront (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
More about this marker. Photo courtesy of Bonnie and Jerry Karwac, Jr.
Image courtesy of Steamboat Era Museum, Irvington, VA.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.