West Along Main Street

West Along Main Street (HM15US)

Location: Yorktown, VA 23690 York County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 14.117', W 76° 30.503'

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Historic Yorktown

— Colonial National Historical Park —

"York-Town?tho' but stragglingly built?makes no inconsiderable Figure. You perceive a great Air of Opulence amongst the Inhabitants, who have some of them built themselves Houses, equal in Magnificence to many of our superb ones at St. James' as those of Mr. Lightfoot, Nelson, &c/" Edward Kimber, "Observations in Several Voyages and Travels in America in the Year 1736."

Yorktown's prosperity as a port peaked around the middle of the 18th century. By 1781, Main Street, as depicted in this painting, had become a quieter, less active avenue.

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Painting by Sidney King
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HM NumberHM15US
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 11:12am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 366200 N 4122039
Decimal Degrees37.23528333, -76.50838333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.117', W 76° 30.503'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 7.02" N, 76° 30' 30.18" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-209 Church St, Yorktown VA 23690, US
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