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Welcome to Yorktown ...

Yorktown is located in York County<1> and is the County Seat for York County.

Yorktown was established in 1691.

Yorktown is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Yorktown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Yorktown is located in the (757) area code.

The ZIP code for Yorktown: 23690<3>

Adding Yorktown to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Yorktown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Yorktown elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Yorktown on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Yorktown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Yorktown - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland (2), Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee (2) and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Yorktown.

Communities near Yorktown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Yorktown.

  • Newport News [Newport News City]
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    • Newport News [Newport News City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Yorktown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 179,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport News
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport News<5>
  • Hampton [Hampton City]
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    • Hampton [Hampton City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Yorktown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 134,510 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<5>
  • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City]
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    • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Yorktown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,954 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<5>
  • Poquoson [Poquoson City]
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    • Poquoson [Poquoson City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Yorktown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,271 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poquoson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poquoson<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County]
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      • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Yorktown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<5>
    • Surry [Surry County]
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      • Surry [Surry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Yorktown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surry have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surry<5>
    • Lee Hall [Newport News City]
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      • Lee Hall [Newport News City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Yorktown
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    • Rochambeau Village [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochambeau Village
      • Rochambeau Village [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Yorktown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rochambeau Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochambeau Village
    • Country Village [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Village
      • Country Village [Gloucester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Yorktown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country Village
    • Dare [York County]
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      • Dare [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Yorktown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dare

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Yorktown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Yorktown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Yorktown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Yorktown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Yorktown. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Yorktown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Yorktown ...

Looking for more information about Yorktown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Yorktown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Yorktown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About York County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Yorktown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for York County: www.yorkcounty.gov/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including York, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Yorktown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Yorktown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Yorktown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Yorktown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Yorktown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Yorktown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yorktown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2349, Longitude: -76.5077    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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