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York County Z-266 | Marker History

York County Marker, Z-266

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: James City County
Physical Description of Location: Stonehouse, VA 23188. Located on State Route 755, 1.5 miles southeast of the intersection of State Route 755 and Croaker Road (Rt. 30). Marker is on the left when traveling southeast on State Route 755.
GPS Location: 37.366125,-76.747381
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