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Yorktown is a census-designated place in York County, Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 220 residents. It's the county seat of York County, one of the eight original shires formed in Colonial Virginia in 1634. Named for York, a city in Northern England, it was founded in 1691 as a port for shipping tobacco. Today, it's part of the Historic Triangle of Colonial Virginia that also includes Jamestown and Williamsburg. Historic Yorktown is set on the river near the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge that spans the river to reach Gloucester Point. Historic Yorktown is comprised of several small restaurants and shops, a hotel, a park and pier. Main Street sits above Water Street on a bluff, around which the architecture is almost entirely original. The old court house, several small shops, the Nelson House, and the Yorktown Monument all sit along this road. Around the center of the town are residential streets. Colonial National Historical Park, which contains Yorktown National Battlefield and Yorktown National Cemetery, is located on the outskirts of town. Although York County has grown in recent years, very little of the growth has occurred close to Yorktown, which is becoming much more of a historical colonial village, much like Williamsburg, under the guidance of the National Park Service. Yorktown is also the eastern terminus of the TransAmerica Trail, a bicycle touring route created by the Adventure Cycling Association.

Surrounding areas: Williamsburg, Virginia (11.2 mi), Jamestown, Virginia (14.7 mi), Mathews, Virginia (17.2 mi), Hartfield, Virginia (21.8 mi), Cape Charles, Virginia (27.4 mi), Urbanna, Virginia (27.8 mi), Arlington, Virginia (28.0 mi)

Yorktown Vacation Rentals

Yorktown Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Belmont At York101 St Clair CirYorktown, VA (757) 223-1000
Candlewood Suites Newport News329 Commonwealth DrYorktown, VA (757) 952-1120
Courtyard By Marriott105 Cybernetics WayYorktown, VA (757) 874-9000
Days Inn4531 George Washington Memorial HwyYorktown, VA (757) 238-1111
Towneplace Suites By Marriott200 Cybernetics WayYorktown, VA (757) 874-8884
Yorktown Motor Lodge8829 George Washington LDGYorktown, VA (757) 898-5451
Tidewater MotelGloucester Point, VA1.3 mi.(804) 642-2155
Holiday Inn Express16890 Warwick BlvdNewport News, VA5.5 mi.(757) 887-3000
Mulberry Inn16890 Warwick Blvd Suite ANewport News, VA5.5 mi.(757) 887-3000
Tdy Inns15910 Warwick BlvdNewport News, VA5.5 mi.(757) 888-6667
Howard Johnson Express Inn12880 Jefferson AveNewport News, VA6.4 mi.(757) 877-7000
Best Western Colonial Williamsburg7411 Pocahontas TRLWilliamsburg, VA6.7 mi.(757) 229-3003
Country Inn & Suites - Williamsburg East7135 Pocahontas TrlWilliamsburg, VA6.7 mi.(757) 229-6900
Crowne Plaza Williamsburg At Fort Magruder6945 Pocahontas TrlWilliamsburg, VA6.7 mi.(757) 220-2250
Econo Lodge15237 Warwick BlvdNewport News, VA6.9 mi.(757) 874-9244
Days Inn E201 Water Country PkwyWilliamsburg, VA7.3 mi.(757) 253-6444
Days Inn14747 Warwick BlvdNewport News, VA7.5 mi.(757) 874-0201
Comfort Suites Airport12570 Jefferson AveNewport News, VA7.7 mi.(757) 947-1333
Gloucester Inn Motel1408 George Washington HwyGloucester Point, VA8.0 mi.(804) 642-3337
Kingsmill Resort And Spa1010 Kingsmill RdWilliamsburg, VA8.0 mi.(757) 253-1703
Travelodge13700 Warwick BlvdNewport News, VA8.1 mi.(757) 874-4100
Courtyard By Marriott Williamsburg470 Mclaws CirWilliamsburg, VA8.3 mi.(757) 221-0700
Quality Inn Kingsmill480 Mclaws CirWilliamsburg, VA8.3 mi.(757) 220-1100
Comfort Inn12330 Jefferson AveNewport News, VA8.4 mi.(757) 249-0200
Studioplus12359 Hornsby LnNewport News, VA8.5 mi.(757) 882-8847
Hampton Inn & Suites12251 Jefferson AveNewport News, VA8.6 mi.(757) 249-0001
Best Western Newport News Inn & Suites500 Operations DrNewport News, VA9.0 mi.(757) 952-1182
Hampton Inn151 Ottis StNewport News, VA9.0 mi.(757) 989-8977
Microtel Inn501 Operations DrNewport News, VA9.0 mi.(757) 249-8355
Hilton Garden Newport News180 Regal WayNewport News, VA9.2 mi.(757) 947-1080
Crestwood Suites Oyster Point11 Old Oyster Point RdNewport News, VA9.7 mi.(757) 951-1017
Sleep Inn And Suites21 Old Oyster Point RdNewport News, VA9.7 mi.(757) 951-1177
George Washington Inn & Conference Center500 Merrimac TrlWilliamsburg, VA9.7 mi.(757) 220-1410
Howard Johnson Inn505 York StWilliamsburg, VA9.8 mi.(757) 220-3100
Super 8304 2nd StWilliamsburg, VA9.9 mi.(757) 229-0500
Country Inn & Suites1069 J Clyde MorrisNewport News, VA10.0 mi.(757) 327-0722
In Town Suites Newport News North12015 Jefferson AveNewport News, VA10.1 mi.(757) 881-9670
Quality Inn Colony309 Page StWilliamsburg, VA10.1 mi.(757) 229-1855
Best Western Virginia Inn900 Capitol Landing RdWilliamsburg, VA10.3 mi.(757) 229-1655
Comfort Inn Historic Area Hotel706 Bypass RdWilliamsburg, VA10.3 mi.(757) 229-9230
Bed & Breakfast
At Historic Page House Inn323 Fairfax AveNorfolk, VA28.9 mi.(757) 625-5033

Yorktown Weather & Climate

Southeast Virginia ,along the eastern seaboard, has a mild four-season climate and the weather is generally temperate and seasonal. It is classified as humid, sub-tropical. Summers are hot and humid with cool evenings. The wettest seasons are the spring and summer, although rainfall is fairly constant year-round. The mean annual temperature is 60 F (16 C), with an average annual snowfall of six inches and an average annual rainfall of 47 inches. Severe weather, in the form of tornadoes, tropical cyclones, and winter storms impact the state on a regular basis. Most occur in August and September, but plenty of warning is given for these types of storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 48°F 28°F 4.19 in. 36°F
February 52°F 29°F 3.45 in. 39°F
March 61°F 36°F 4.64 in. 46°F
April 71°F 44°F 3.24 in. 53°F
May 78°F 54°F 4.51 in. 63°F
June 85°F 62°F 3.38 in. 70°F
July 89°F 67°F 5.34 in. 76°F
August 87°F 65°F 4.99 in. 78°F
September 81°F 60°F 4.96 in. 75°F
October 71°F 48°F 3.61 in. 63°F
November 62°F 39°F 3.39 in. 54°F
December 53°F 31°F 3.34 in. 44°F

Yorktown Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Newport News Williamsburg International airport (PHF) located about 7 miles south of Yorktown in Newport News, Virginia, the Norfolk International airport (ORF) located approximately 29 miles southeast of Yorktown in Norfolk / Virginia Beach / Williamsburg, Virginia, the Chesapeake Regional airport (CPK) located roughly 40 miles south of Yorktown in Norfolk, Virginia, the Richmond International airport (RIC) located around 48 miles northwest of Yorktown in Richmond, Virginia, and finally the Chesterfield County airport (FCI) located about 56 miles west of Yorktown in Richmond, Virginia.

Yorktown Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Busch Gardens WilliamsburgWilliamsburgVA11.1 mi.
MotorworldVirginia BeachVA39.6 mi.
Paramount's Kings DominionDoswellVA67.7 mi.
Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Carnival GroundsLeonardtownMD73.0 mi.
Water Parks
Water Country U.S.A.WilliamsburgVA11.1 mi.
Wild Water RapidsVirginia BeachVA39.6 mi.
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD100.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Colonial Golf CourseWilliamsburgVA11.2 mi.
Kiskiack Golf ClubWilliamsburgVA11.2 mi.
Williamsburg National Golf ClubWilliamsburgVA11.2 mi.
Gloucester Country ClubGloucesterVA11.9 mi.
Hamptons Golf CourseHamptonVA17.8 mi.
Woodlands Golf CourseHamptonVA17.8 mi.
Tradition Golf Club At StonehouseToanoVA18.3 mi.
Newport News Golf ClubNewport NewsVA19.2 mi.
Piankatank River Golf ClubHartfieldVA21.9 mi.
Golf Club at Bay CreekCape CharlesVA27.4 mi.
Northampton Country ClubCape CharlesVA27.4 mi.
Sleepy Hole Golf CourseSuffolkVA27.7 mi.
Ocean View Municipal Golf CourseNorfolkVA28.0 mi.
State Parks
Chippokes Plantation State ParkVA13.8 mi. 
York River State ParkVA15.7 mi. 
First Landing State ParkVA36.2 mi. 
Muscarelle Museum of ArtWilliamsburgVA11.1 mi.(Art)
Mariners' MuseumNewport NewsVA18.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Peninsula Fine Arts CenterNewport NewsVA18.5 mi.(Art)
National Maritime CenterNorfolkVA29.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Chrysler Museum of ArtNorfolkVA29.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Hampton Roads Naval MuseumNorfolkVA29.8 mi.(History)
Library of VirginiaRichmondVA56.5 mi.(History)
Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsRichmondVA56.5 mi.(Art)
Black History Museum And Cultural CenterRichmondVA56.5 mi.(History)
Edgar Allen Poe MuseumRichmondVA56.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Virginia Zoological ParkNorfolkVA29.8 mi.
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD92.1 mi.
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke IslandManteoNC102.9 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC118.0 mi.

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