Yorktown in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Yorktown's Tea Party
The earlier Boston event was only the most extreme of many protests, not against taxation itself, but against British attempts to tax Americans without allowing them representation in Parliament. This destruction of valuable private property outraged most Britons and was a turning point in the conflicts leading up to the Revolution.
The residents and patriot leaders of this area, like others throughout the colonies, demonstrated their support of the Revolutionary cause and their refusal to import tea with this dignified, highly symbolic tea party of their own. The local merchant, who had ordered the small shipment of tea, quickly apologized in the newspaper and asked the local citizens for forgiveness.
Erected 2010 by York County.
Location. 37° 14.361′ N, 76° 30.541′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker can be reached from Water Street west of Buckner Touch for map. Located along Yorktown's Riverwalk. 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. George P. Coleman Bridge (here, next to this marker); N.S. Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker); Nick's Seafood Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Olympic Flame (within shouting distance of this marker); Chesapeake Bay Watermen (within shouting distance of this marker); York River Ferry (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. Yorktown Tea Party, by Sidney King, circa 1960. Courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary •
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 245 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.