East Along Main Street

East Along Main Street (HM15UT)

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

N 37° 14.117', W 76° 30.501'

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Historic Yorktown

— Colonial National Historical Park —

"Yorktown, a small but pleasant and well built little city, close to the river; has an English church and a courthouse? Upon our arrival the inhabitants fled with their wives and children, leaving behind all their furniture and belongings." Lieutenant Johann Ernst Prechtel, Ansback-Bayreuth Regiment, August 2, 1781

Yorktown's main street was surveyed in 1691 when the town was founded. Since then it has felt the tread of feet and the roll of wheels for more than three centuries. This painting portrays the scene along Main Street as it may have appeared while the British were setting up their occupation of Yorktown in late summer of 1781.

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Painting by Sidney King
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HM NumberHM15UT
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 3:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 366203 N 4122039
Decimal Degrees37.23528333, -76.50835000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.117', W 76° 30.501'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 7.02" N, 76° 30' 30.06" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-498 Main St, Yorktown VA 23690, US
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