Formed in 1634 as one of the eight original shires (counties) of the Virginia Colony, York County is one of the oldest counties in the United States. Yorktown is one of the three points of the Historic Triangle of Colonial Virginia. It is the site of the last battle and surrender of British forces in 1781 at the conclusion of the American Revolutionary War, when the patriots gained independence from Great Britain.
York County is a gorgeous county that is rich in history and culture. It is bordered to the east by Poquoson, the York River to the north, Newport News & Hampton to the South and Williamsburg & James City County to the west.
York County is a quiet and family-oriented community that is comprised of the following neighborhoods: Tabb, Grafton, Seaford, Dandy and Lee Hall.
The county features Yorktown Battlefield, Historic Yorktown, Yorktown Beach, Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, Coast Guard Station and many other museums, parks and shopping attractions.