Talk:Yorktown, Virginia

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Untitled[edit]

Country has accidentally been noted as United Kingdom, not the United States! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.107.240.156 (talk) 16:26, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Important national resource?[edit]

Sorry, but the tri-town area described here is not an "important national resource." Maybe you could call it an important national historic site, but please change it. 24.14.38.143 02:49, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Census numbers[edit]

"As of the census GR2 of 2000, there were 203 people... in the CDP... The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.995% White, and 0.004% from two or more races." The math here is of course incorrect. If only 1 person out of 203 were of 2 or more races, that would be 0.49%. Possibly the percentage was multiplied twice and not rounded up.

Improvements needed[edit]

This article is start class, no higher, and needs improvement, especially in the history and the images. Considering the potential visitor, there should be a description and images of the battlefield and whatever else would make the history come alive. The monument image would seem to have a top not shown. A minor point, what is the next governmental unit above the CDP? --DThomsen8 (talk) 12:13, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Moved sentences out of opening paras[edit]

This previously was the second paragraph of the article: "In Yorktown, George Washington led the Colonists in this war, along with the French on their side. They tricked the British, led by Cornwallis, into thinking they were in New York. They went south to Virginia and surprise-attacked them, and he cut off their escape path on the York River."

"This war" is never referenced; hence, it makes no particular sense to someone not familiar with the subject. I cleaned up the badly written and clumsy sentences and moved them further in the article where specifics of the Yorktown action were discussed. 71.175.4.207 (talk) 23:20, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Odd article[edit]

Not sure if this is intended to attract tourists or what, but to discuss all the media available to a town with 200+ residents seems absurd. I don't have the impression people are trying to develop this as a population center. Similarly, if its chief attraction is as heritage tourism, why emphasize the large military installations? they are not really related to its current condition. Also, "Geography" is not usually the description of physical features of a community, except in general - % of land and water, for instance. It should conform in style to other articles.Parkwells (talk) 16:13, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

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