Yorktown is a census-designated place (CDP) 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. Yorktown’s population was 195 as of the 2010 census, while York County’s population was 66,134 in the 2011 census estimate.
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.
Today, Yorktown is one of three sites of the Historic Triangle, which also includes Jamestown and Williamsburg as important colonial-era settlements. It is the eastern terminus of the Colonial Parkway connecting these locations. Yorktown is also the eastern terminus of the TransAmerica Trail, a bicycle touring route created by the Adventure Cycling Association.
York County uses the mailing address as “Yorktown,” and a stretches from the City of Hampton line near NASA all the way up Interstate 64 along the York River beside James City County. York County is typically a little more rural in certain locations and affords owners to have larger parcels. As you get closer to Historic Yorktown (23692) you do start to see plan neighborhoods mixed with larger parcels.
For more information about York County reach out to John Martin direct at (757) 870-2893. John was raised in Yorktown and has a great understanding of the market and specializes in waterfront and luxury homes.
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