Yorktown

Yorktown, York County, Virginia

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Yorktown Battlefield Monument in Yorktown, Virginia.

Yorktown is a census-designated place in York County, Virginia, United States. It is the county seat of York County, one of the eight original shires formed in colonial Virginia in 1682. Wikipedia

Inscription on the base of the Yorktown  Monument.
Inscription on the base of the Yorktown Monument.

The town is most famous as the site of the siege and subsequent surrender of General Cornwallis to General George Washington and the French Fleet during the American Revolutionary War on October 19, 1781. Although the war would last for another year, this British defeat at Yorktown effectively ended the war. Yorktown also figured prominently in the American Civil War (1861–1865), serving as a major port to supply both northern and southern towns, depending upon who held Yorktown at the time. Wikipedia

Yorktown is located in York County which is in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia and situated between the James and York Rivers as well as the Chesapeake Bay.

York County Tourism Development
100 County Drive, Yorktown, VA 23690
Phone: (757) 890-3500

http://www.virginia.org/cities/Yorktown/