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It was here in Yorktown on 19th October 1781 after battle between American along with their French allies against the British Army that American Independance was won, when the British commanded by Lord Cornwallis surrended to General George Washington.

Today this village that was once under siege is now at peace and I recommend that if you are in this area to visit. It is so beautiful.

Situated on the York River in the south east of the state of Virginia. Approximately 12 miles from Williamsburg.

The town was established in 1691 and by the early 1700's was a thriving port with docks, wharfs and businesses along the river.

On the streets above the river lived the wealthy merchants in their grand houses. By the 1750's there was a population of 1,800.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:So tranquil
  • Cons:None at all
  • In a nutshell:A sheer delight to visit here
  • Last visit to Yorktown: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated Sep 28, 2004
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  • Mar 29, 2007 at 1:51 PM

    The Carrot Tree has wonderful food, service and atmosphere! It is a super place to eat a full evening meal on weekends or delicious lunch every day! Yummy desserts and entrees! Try the ham biscuits and brunswick stres for a real treat!

  • Jan 23, 2007 at 10:19 AM

    nicks seafood pavilion is now a parking deck for the river walk. But you can find nicks menu and nicks food prepared the samewayat the duke of york hotel on water stree from 4;30 to 9 wed through sunday. Jimmy is there.

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    Feb 15, 2005 at 9:15 AM

    Wonderful page! I've visited Hampton and Williamsburg! I think I will visit here next time thanks to you...lol!

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    Jan 16, 2005 at 3:08 AM

    Got your hint, Dianne! ;-) This really seems to be a nice and tranquil place, I love those old houses!

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    Nov 22, 2004 at 7:04 AM

    Very good job of describing the historical sites. A lot of good work there. Interesting page. I passed so close but did not visit many times. Eddy

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    Mar 7, 2004 at 12:08 PM

    What a great knowledge in history you have. Great page, Di!

  • oma14's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2003 at 8:54 PM

    wonderful job you have done here my friend...now when are you coming to texas?...lol...

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    Dec 15, 2003 at 4:14 AM

    It is great that you started to build the pages for this trip. Yorktown looks like a peaceful and historical place.

  • bdbrewer's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2003 at 8:07 AM

    You thought our hanging moss was spiders and cog webs? -smile- Didn't you see 'Gone With the Wind'? Come down here and I'll show you some 'real' hanging moss Dianne -smile-

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    Nov 23, 2003 at 11:33 AM

    Beautiful page! Looks like a wonderful old town with great history. Very helpful information and photos! :o)


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