York County, Virginia

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York County, VA

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The County of York, Virginia, part of the Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News Metropolitan Statistical Area, is located on the Virginia Peninsula between the James and York Rivers. There are more than 200 miles of coastline along the York River and other creeks and estuaries.

During its 350-year history, the County of York has figured prominently in both the political and economic history of the Virginia Peninsula, the Commonwealth, and the Nation. The port of Yorktown, which remains the seat of government, was the site of the final battle of the American Revolution where on October 19, 1781, Lord Cornwallis surrendered his British Army to the combined American-French forces under Washington and Rochambeau. Yorktown also figured prominently in the Civil War, serving as a major port to supply both northern and southern towns, depending on who held Yorktown at the time.

After World War II, one of the nation's largest and most diversified military-industrial complexes emerged in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News MSA, spawning numerous small precision machine, metal fabrication and technical research companies. The influence of the early waterman remains active; seafood processing, ship building, and ship repair prosper.

Today, Yorktown is part of an important national resource known as the "Historic Triangle of Yorktown, Jamestown, and Williamsburg ." The County of York successfully blends contemporary living with the appreciation and preservation of a rich community heritage. Here you can experience 18th century homes, revolutionary battlefields, a scenic riverfront beach, one-of-a-kind restaurants and lodging apart from the city crowds. Park your car and stroll along picturesque streets of take the free trolley. Visit art galleries, antique stores and specialty shops. Experience the museums offering hands-on history programs and exhibits. Walk along the scenic Riverwalk and relax on the sandy beach at river's edge. Enjoy sounds of The Fifes and Drums of Yorktown and live entertainment on the riverfront. After working up an appetite, dine at one of the charming restaurants, many with a view of the York River. Enjoy a sail on the York River during the day and as the sun goes down, enjoy a sunset sail on the Schooner Alliance.

(Taken from yorkcounty.gov/tourism).


York County, VA Climate:
York County's mild four season climate means outdoor activities can be enjoyed year round. The weather in York County is temperate and seasonal. Summers are hot and humid, averaging in the mid to upper 80's, with cool evenings.  Winters are cool, averaging in the upper 40's to mid 50's. January is the coolest month with July being the warmest and wettest.

York County, VA Local Attractions:
Colonial National Historical Park
Custom House
Fife & Drums of Yorktown
Grace Episcopal Church
Schooner ALLIANCE
The Hauntings of Yorktown
Watermen's Museum
York Battlefield and Visitors Center
York County Historical Museum
Yorktown Victory Center

York County, VA 2010 Census Information:
Population: 65,464
Total Households: 24,006
Family Households: 18,705
Median Family Income: $82,073
Median Age: 39

2015 On-time High School Graduation Rate: 94.6%



Parks and Recreation
Fords Colony Golf Wiliamsburg:
www.fordscolony.com
Fords Colony Golf Wiliamsburg:
www.hampton.va.us/parks/
James City County and Williamsburg Parks:
www.james-city.va.us/recreation/index.html
James City County and Williamsburg Parks:
www.nngolfclub.com
Newport News Parks:
www.nnparks.com
Newport News Parks:
www.hriceplex.com
Williamsburg National Golf Club:
www.wngc.com
Williamsburg National Golf Club:
www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec
Tourism and Shopping
Weather:
www.weather.com
Weather:
www.visitwilliamsburg.com
Hampton:
www.hamptoncvb.com/go/visitors
Hampton:
www.newport-news.org
Yorktown:
www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism
Yorktown:
www.coliseumcentral.com
MacArthur Center:
www.shopmacarthur.com
MacArthur Center:
www.shoppatrickhenrymall.com
Williamsburg Outlet Mall:
www.williamsburgoutletmall.com
 
Information
American Home Mortgage Corp:
www.americanhm.com
American Home Mortgage Corp:
www.amerispec.com
Cavalier Telephone:
www.cavtel.com
Cavalier Telephone:
www.colonialext.com
Cox Cable:
www.cox.com/hr
Cox Cable:
www.dmv.state.va.us
Direct TV:
www.directv.com
Direct TV:
www.dom.com
Hampton Roads traffic report:
www.hamptonroads.com/traffic
Hampton Roads traffic report:
www.jbwk.com
Peninsula Settlement Services:
www.peninsulasettlement.com
Peninsula Settlement Services:
www.pods.com
The Moving Coach:
www.movingcoach.com
The Moving Coach:
www22.verizon.com
Virginia Natural Gas:
www.virginianaturalgas.com
Virginia Natural Gas:
www.newport-news.va.us/wwdept
Wells Fargo Mortgage:
www.wellsfargo.com
 
Schools and Colleges
Gloucester Public Schools:
gets.gc.k12.va.us
Gloucester Public Schools:
www.hampton.k12.va.us
Hampton Roads Private Schools:
www.vpcc.org/membership/Schools_-_Private.html
Hampton Roads Private Schools:
www.nnschools.org
Poquoson Public Schools:
www.sbo.poquoson.k12.va.us
Poquoson Public Schools:
www.wjcc.k12.va.us
York County Schools:
www.yorkcountyschools.org
York County Schools:
www.cnu.edu
College of William and Mary:
www.wm.edu
College of William and Mary:
www.hamptonu.edu
Old Dominion University:
www.odu.edu
Old Dominion University:
www.tncc.edu
Military
Fort Eustis:
www.eustis.army.mil
Fort Eustis:
www.monroe.army.mil
Langley Air Force Base:
www.langley.af.mil
Langley Air Force Base:
www.navstanorva.navy.mil
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Training Center:
www.uscg.mil/hq/rtc/index.shtm
 
Arts and History
Ferguson Center for the Fine Arts:
fergusoncenter.cnu.edu/directions.html
Ferguson Center for the Fine Arts:
pfac-va.org
The Mariners' Museum:
www.mariner.org
The Mariners' Museum:
www.thevlm.org
Virginia Air and Space Center:
www.vasc.org
 
Hospitals
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters:
www.chkd.com
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters:
remax.com/inside_remax/corporate_information/community_involvement/childrens_miracle_network
News and Media
Daily Press:
www.dailypress.com
Daily Press:
www.pilotonline.com
Lynn Grimsley
Lynn Grimsley
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