Yorktown, Virginia - Wikipedia

Yorktown was named for the ancient city of York in Yorkshire, Northern England.It was founded in 1691 as a port on the York River for English colonists to export tobacco to Europe. The lawyer Thomas Ballard was the principal founder of the city along with Joseph Ring. It became the county seat in 1696, and although it never had more than about 200 houses its trade was considerable until the

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