York County Marker, Z-265

One of the eight original shires formed in 1634. First called Charles River, which was named for King Charles I. The name was changed in 1643 to York for Yorkshire, England. Cornwallis's surrender, October 19, 1781, took place at Yorktown.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1946
Region: Tidewater Region
Geographic Location: York County
Physical Description of Location: 1108 George Washington Memorial Highway (US 17), Yorktown, VA 23693. Marker is on left when traveling south on US 17, about .3 miles south of intersection with Coventry Boulevard.
GPS Location: 37.101365,-76.457971
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