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County History
York County was formed originally as Charles River Shire for King Charles I.  Charles River Shire was named for the younger son of King James I.  Charles River Co and the Charles River names were changed to York County and York River during the English Civil War.  The river, county and town Yorktown are thought to have been named for York, a city in Northern England

Colonial National Historical Park

Dare - Grafton - Lackey - Lightfoot - Seaford - Tabb - Yorktown


Online Data

Death Records

School Records

County Updates

Mar 2014
1883 Pensioners 

Feb 2013
1890 Veteran's Census - Bruton
1890 Veteran's Census - Grafton
1890 Veteran's Census - Nelson
1890 Veteran's Census - Poquoson
1890 Veteran's Census - Not Stated

Oct 2012
World War II Honor List

Jun 2012
The Colonial Churches of York County, Virginia

Apr 2012
William Baker and Rebecca Bowles Marriage

World War 2 Enlistment Records
Nance/Vaiden Marriage
Howard/Thomas Marriage
Ingram/Miller Marriage


Surrounding Counties

Gloucester - James City - Mathews - Northampton

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