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

Charles Cox House

 
 
Charles Cox House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 23, 2016
1. Charles Cox House Marker
Inscription.
The "Trustees to the Portland of York Towne" deeded this corner lot to Charles Cox, "Inholder" and "Planter" in 1706. Cox probably built the house pictured here before selling the property in 1729 to Thomas Nelson, in whose family it remained for the next seventy-five years. The painting is based on photographs of the twenty-by-forty-foot "dwelling and store," with smokehouse behind, made before it was destroyed a half-century ago.


 
Location. 37° 14.089′ N, 76° 30.448′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Read Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. 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. Early Colonial Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker); Custom House, circa 1720 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cole Digges House, circa 1730 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cole Digges House, circa 1925 (within shouting distance of this marker); Nelson House, circa 1730 (within shouting distance of this marker);
Charles Cox House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 23, 2016
2. Charles Cox House Marker
The marker and the previous site of the Charles Cox House. The smaller marker to the left in this view is a sign indicating the direction to the nearby "William Rogers' (the "poor potter") Pottery Ruins."
The Great Valley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Somerwell House (about 300 feet away); East Along Main Street (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Categories. ArchitectureColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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