Yorktown Virginia USA) is a port town on York River. It covers a total area of approx 2 km2 (0,6 ml2) and has population around 200 (York County's population is around 67,000).
- This is the county seat of York County, which is one of the 8 original shires that were formed in colonial Virginia (1682). The town is most popular as the site of siege and subsequent surrender of Gen.Cornwallis to Gen.George Washington and the French Fleet during American Revolutionary War (October 19, 1781). Despite the fact that the war would last for another year, the British defeat at Yorktown ended it effectively. Yorktown figured prominently during the American Civil War (1861–1865), as it served as a major port to supply both the northern and southern towns, depending on who held Yorktown at that time.
- Currently, Yorktown VA is among the three sites of the famous Historic Triangle (together with Jamestown and Williamsburg) as major colonial-era settlements. It's the eastern terminus of Colonial Parkway linking the locations. It is also the eastern terminus of TransAmerica Trail (bicycle tour route).
- US Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown is a training school for the USCG. Also relatively close are Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding, Fort Eustis Army base (Newport News) and Camp Peary. Other major installations in the region include Naval Station Norfolk (Norfolk), and Langley Air Force Base (Hampton).
- Today, Yorktown VA is popular as a heritage tourism destination and has distinct areas. Yorktown Village (Historic Yorktown) is close to York River, near George P.Coleman Memorial Bridge which spans the river to Gloucester Point. Yorktown Village is comprised of Water Street, which is a small strip along the beach and contains a pier, hotel, antique shop, park and several small restaurants. In May 2005 a new building was constructed with more restaurants and shops, enhancing what is currently known as the waterfront's "Riverwalk" section.
Highlights: Historic battlefields, Victory Center, Historic Triangle
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