Cooper's Mill

Cooper's Mill (HMAZU)

Location: Lanexa, VA 23089 James City County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.45', W 76° 53.683'

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Half a mile north on Diascund Creek stood Cooper's Mill. On 23-24 June 1781, the British army commanded by Gen. Charles Cornwallis seized supplies there while en route to its camp at Williamsburg and Maj. John G. Simcoe's Rangers burned the bridge there. The small army under the Marquis de Lafayette pursued, but at a safe distance. In July, Cornwallis withdrew to Yorktown to await reinforcement or evacuation. The allied armies under Gen. George Washington and the Comte de Rochambeau besieged him there until he surrendered on 19 Oct. 1781, effectively ending the Revolutionary War.
Marker NumberW 25
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 9:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 332348 N 4143613
Decimal Degrees37.42416667, -76.89471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.45', W 76° 53.683'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 27.00" N, 76° 53' 40.98" W
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Area Code(s)804, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9614 Richmond Rd, Lanexa VA 23089, US
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