Colonial National Historical Park

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Colonial National Historical Park,

9,350 acres (3,785 hectares), SE Va., mainly on the peninsula between the York and James rivers; created 1930 as Colonial National Monument, renamed 1936. The park embraces a historic region that includes YorktownYorktown,
historic town (1990 pop. 270), seat of York co., SE Va., on the York River 10 mi (16 km) from its mouth on Chesapeake Bay; settled 1631, laid out 1691. It is included in the Colonial National Historical Park (see National Parks and Monuments, table).
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, JamestownJamestown.
1 City (1990 pop. 34,681), Chautauqua co., W N.Y., on Chautauqua Lake; founded c.1806, inc. as a city 1886. It is the business and financial center of a dairy, livestock, and vineyard area.
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, WilliamsburgWilliamsburg,
historic city (1990 pop. 11,530), seat of James City co., SE Va., on a peninsula between the James and York rivers; settled 1632 as Middle Plantation, laid out and renamed 1699, inc. 1722.
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, and Cape Henry (added 1939; see Henry, CapeHenry, Cape,
SE Va., promontary at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay, E of Norfolk. Cape Henry Memorial marks the approximate spot where the Jamestown settlers landed in 1607. In 1939 the site was included in Colonial National Historical Park.
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); the Colonial Parkway, part of the park, links the three old towns. Yorktown National Cemetery is within the park. Archaeological and historical studies as well as reconstruction of old places of interest have been done in the park. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Colonial National Historical Park

Address:Rt 238 & Colonial Pkwy
Yorktown, VA 23690

Phone:757-898-3400
Fax:757-898-6346
Web: www.nps.gov/colo/
Size: 8,677 acres.
Established: Authorized as Colonial National Monument on July 3, 1930; established on December 30, 1930; redesignated on June 5, 1936.
Location:On the Virginia peninsula between the James and York rivers, a short distance from I-64. The 23-mile Colonial Parkway connects Jamestown and Yorktown, passing near restored Colonial Williamsburg along the way.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), bicycle trail, visitor centers(é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Bicycling, auto touring, ranger-guided tours.
Special Features:This park encompasses most of Jamestown Island, site of the first permanent English settlement; Yorktown, scene of the culminating battle of the American Revolution in 1781; a 23-mile parkway connecting these and other colonial sites with Williamsburg; and Cape Henry Memorial, which marks the approximate site of the first landing of Jamestown's colonists in 1607. Yorktown National Cemetery adjoins the park.

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