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Yorktown Battlefield Tour Roads, Yorktown, York County, VA

Yorktown Battlefield Tour Roads, Yorktown, York County, VA

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Summary

For additional documentation, see also HALS VA-77.
Significance: Following both existing roads and historic road traces, the nearly nine miles of battlefield tour roads provide for visitor access to significant sites associated with the siege and battle of 1781. Engineers, landscape architects, and historians worked closely to develop the tour route to recreate the colonial feel of eighteenth century Yorktown. Part of the original interpretive program of the park, the tour roads are an important component of the park's road system which directs the circulation of visitors while in the park.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N410
Survey number: HAER VA-117
Building/structure dates: 1930-1957 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Bureau of Public Roads
Virginia Department of Highways
Peterson, Charles E
Emergency Conservation Works
Civilian Conservation Corps
Gissey, Eugene A
Blevins, H W
W H Scott Company
Bennett, Michael G, historian
Doniere, Kevin, delineator
Boucher, Jack, photographer
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Location

Yorktown (Va.)37.23876, -76.50967
Google Map of 37.2387556, -76.5096731
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Source

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