Yorktown in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
York River Ecosystem
The York River watershed contains more than 250 species of fish, 190 species of birds, 50 species of mammals, 36 species of reptiles, and 26 species of amphibians. In the warm months, the York River is home to sea turtles and marine mammals, including bottlenose dolphins, which are protected by federal law.
Erected 2010 by York County.
Location. 37° 14.286′ N, 76° 30.453′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker can be reached from Water Street west of Ballard Street (Virginia Route 1020), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The York River (here, next to this marker); Kiskiack (a few steps from this marker); Kiskiak Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Institute of Marine Science (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); Heavy Artillery at Yorktown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wars & Yorktown (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
More about this marker. Photos courtesy of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Blue Crab by Stephen Salpuka; Osprey by Jon Lucy.
Categories. • Animals • Environment • 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 210 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.